Due to mergers and acqusitions in recent years there are only two chess libraries of major signicance and only a few other specialist collections. They are,
- The John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection at Cleveland Public Library[?].
- Largest chess and draughts library in the world.
- Built on the donation of quarter of a million dollars and 11,000 books from John G. White[?]'s private library upon his death.
The most significant publicly acknowledged private chess library is currently that of Paolo Ciancarini.
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