Report of a Visit to Libraries in the United States and Canada: By Representatives of the Committee

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Corporation, 1908 - Library architecture - 71 pages
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Page 40 - Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 47 of the Greater New York Charter as amended, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment hereby approves of the issue of Corporate Stock of The City of New York...
Page 40 - Richmond, and that when authority therefor shall have been obtained from the Board of Aldermen, the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to issue...
Page 24 - November, 1892, in order to furnish opportunities for the systematic training of librarians and assistants. The school offers a one year's course in library science. As the instruction is largely technical a good general education on the part of the students is presupposed, a high school education or its equivalent being a necessity.
Page 40 - Comptroller be, and is hereby authorized to issue said corporate stock of the City of New York in the manner provided by Section 169 of the Greater New York Charter, the proceeds thereof to the amount of the par value of the stock to be applied to the purposes aforesaid.
Page 15 - ... capacity of 350,000 volumes,' open directly into the Delivery Room. On this floor, also, are located the administrative rooms of the Library. The floor above is occupied by the Reference and Reading Rooms. The former room, 138 feet long, 38 feet wide, and 30 feet high, with accommodations for 225 readers, is situated on the east front of the building, and is directly over the bookrooms, with which it is connected by means of automatic electric lifts, thus insuring rapid service.
Page 15 - ... Garland court, and Randolph street, its longest facade being on the avenue, with a court in the rear for future extensions. Its extreme dimensions are 352^ by 146^ feet and the top of its cornice is 90 feet above the sidewalk, exclusive of the crowning balustrade. It contains three principal stories with two intermediate floors and a basement. The exterior is of Bedford limestone with a granite base. The foundation rests on piles, the tops of which are driven to an average depth of 74 feet below...
Page 15 - Sienna marble. On the top floor, at the south end, are the Directors' rooms and the rooms for art books. The great reading room for periodicals and newspapers, 142 feet long and 55 feet wide, seating 450 readers, occupies the entire north front of the building on the fourth floor, adjoinining the reference room.
Page 51 - Dust Flues. Unless the vacuum cleaning apparatus is installed, dust flues and compressed air with openings on each floor of the Stack and in the principal rooms in the main building may answer all purposes. Elevators. Elevators should run from the basement to the top floor. Two passenger elevators for the public, and one for the staff should be provided.
Page 49 - 00 children. The total space allotted for this department may be divided, so that there will be an office for the Superintendent (who has charge of the work with children), a small room to contain a selected collection of juvenile books, which may be consulted by teachers, parents, etc., and the reading and delivery room for children. A portion of the latter might perhaps be partitioned off for reference use. Plenty of room should bo provided for this purpose.

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