Free Public Libraries: Suggestions on Their Foundation and Administration. With a Selected List of Books

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American Social Science Association, 1871 - Best books - 59 pages
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Page 20 - Any book retained two weeks beyond the time prescribed by these regulations shall be sent for by the Librarian ; and the expense incurred in obtaining it shall be paid by such delinquent.
Page 5 - have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as most gentlemen in other countries, and perhaps have contributed in some degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defence of their privileges.
Page 3 - We have no schools of bibliographical and bibliothecal training whose graduates can guide the formation of, and assume management within, the fast increasing libraries of our country; and the demand may perhaps never warrant their establishment; but every library with a fair experience can afford inestimable instruction to another in its novitiate; and there have been no duties of my office to which I have given more hearty attention than those that have led to the granting of what we could from...
Page 17 - ... tell, at a glance, the fold of the sheet; but it is unsafe to rely upon this first impression. Examination of signatures is indispensable. Sometimes, it is necessary to examine also the water-lines and water-marks. Occasionally, all these will fail us. Signatures are letters or figures placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet, as guides to the binder, to denote the order of the sheets. The signatures of the different forms from folio to 32mo, would regularly be placed as follows:...
Page 19 - II. — No person shall be allowed more than one volume, and no family of the same household shall be allowed more than three volumes, at any one time'. Books may be kept out of the Library fourteen days only ; provided always that any book may be renewed once to the same person, but not more than once, until it shall have remained in the Library one full Library-day. The...
Page 27 - Books and Reading ; or, What Books shall I Read, and how shall I Read them ? By Noah Porter, Professor in Yale College.
Page 27 - WHAT TO READ, AND HOW TO READ, being Classified Lists of Choice Reading, with appropriate hints and remarks, adapted to the general reader, to subscribers, to libraries, and to persons intending to form collections of books. Brought down to September, 1870. By CHARLES H.
Page 3 - ... until the founding of the first library school in 1887 at Columbia university. It is interesting to note the purpose of the "Library Journal" stated in the prospectus as follows: " 'We have no schools of bibliographical and bibliothecal training whose graduates can guide the formation of and assume the management within the fast-increasing libraries of our country, and the demand may, perhaps, never warrant their establishment, but every library with a fair experience can afford inestimable instruction...
Page 8 - Catalogue the title of every book added to the Library, the date of its reception, its cost if purchased, the name of its donor if given, and such other particulars as the Committee may direct. And no book shall be put in use until so recorded. ART. IV. He shall promptly acknowledge all gifts to the Library, in such form as the Committee may direct. ART. V. He shall arrange all the books on the shelves in a proper order, and prepare such catalogues, lists, and forms...
Page 20 - Any book not returned within one week after it has been sent for by the Librarian, shall be regarded as lost. If the volume lost or injured forms part of a set, the whole set shall be replaced by the person liable, he being entitled to the damaged set.

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