Descriptive hand-book of the Glasgow corporation public libraries ...

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University Press, 1907 - Architecture - 143 pages
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Page 20 - Ħi'isfassett, 800 tons, and it is delightful to be permitted to commemorate the event upon my visit to you. "Glasgow has done so much in municipal affairs to educate other cities and to help herself that it is a privilege to help her. " Let Glasgow flourish, so say we all of us Scotsmen throughout the world. "Always yours, "ANDREW CARNEGIE.
Page 20 - It will give me pleasure to provide the needed £100,000 for Branch Libraries, which are sure to prove of great advantage to the masses of the people. It is just fifty years since my parents with their little boys sailed from Broomielaw for New York in the barque Wiscassett...
Page 17 - That the library should, as far as practicable, represent every phase of human thought and every variety of human opinion. II. That books of permanent value and of standard interest should form the principal portion of the library, and that modern books of value and importance should be added from time to time, as they are published. III. That it should contain those rare and costly works which are generally out of the reach of individual students, and which are not usually found in provincial or...
Page 19 - It now contains upwards of 250,000 vols. and is the largest library in Scotland to which the general public have a right of free admission. There is a magazine room, where may be seen about 750 of the principal periodicals of all classes. Collections have been formed of the books and papers relating to Glasgow in all its interests, of editions of Burns' and Scottish poetry, and generally of Scottish literature in all departments.
Page 20 - Glasgow has done so much in municipal affairs to educate other cities and to help herself that it is a privilege to help her. " Let Glasgow flourish, so say we all of us Scotsmen throughout the world. "Always yours, "ANDREW CARNEGIE. " PS — My cashier will be instructed to honour drafts to extent named as money is needed for payments.
Page 21 - P'urther, a system of exchange of books as between Library and Library has been established, by means of which any book (not a novel) is conveyed from the Library to which it belongs to the Library from which any borrower desires to take it.
Page 21 - The several Libraries were not considered to be so many independent and isolated institutions, but rather constituent members of one large establishment.
Page 23 - This provides the necessary space for the heating and ventilating apparatus, and contains large accommodation for the storing of books. Above the basement, the front and the north and south wings consist of ground floor, intermediate floor, and first floor. In the north wing are placed : on the ground floor, the collection of Glasgow books, in a room 27 feet by 23 feet; and the students' room, 49 feet by 23 feet. The intermediate floor is partly occupied by the upper portion of the students' room,...
Page 22 - Libraries will become one of the most valuable and influential factors in the progress towards better conditions in the intellectual, moral, and social life of the City.
Page 21 - At the same time the element of recreative reading was by no means omitted, and it was fully recognized that no small part of the best and most inspiring of our literature exists in the form of works of the imagination, novels and romances.

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