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HANDBOOK

of

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

1916

Copyright, 1916, by THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

CONTENTS

THE CENTRAL BUILDING: PAGE

EXTERIOR 7

SCULPTURE 13

THE REAR OF THE BUILDING 15

FIRST FLOOR

ENTRANCES 17

ELEVATORS 19

EXHIBITION ROOM 19

CURRENT PERIODICALS ROOM 19

BUSINESS OFFICES 21

TECHNOLOGY DIVISION 21

PATENTS ROOM 22

THE LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND 22

SECOND FLOOR

ORIENTAL DIVISION 23

JEWISH DIVISION 23

SLAVONIC DIVISION 23

SCIENCE DIVISION 25

ECONOMICS DIVISION 25

BUSINESS OFFICES 25

THIRD FLOOR

PUBLIC CATALOGUE ROOM 27

INFORMATION DESK 31

APPLICATION FOR BOOKS 31

THE MAIN READING ROOM 31

THE LIBRARY'S BOOKS 33

USE OF BOOKS 39

STACK 39

GENEALOGY ROOM 39

AMERICAN HISTORY DIVISION 39

RESERVE BOOKS 41

PRINTS ROOM 43

ART AND ARCHITECTURE 43

MAP ROOM 45

STUART GALLERY 45

GENERAL GALLERY 45

PRINTS GALLERY 45

MANUSCRIPT DIVISION 46

MUSIC DIVISION 47

BASEMENT

NEWSPAPER ROOM 47

CENTRAL CIRCULATION BRANCH 49

CHILDREN'S ROOM 51

LIBRARY SCHOOL 51

PUBLIC TELEPHONES 53

BUSINESS OFFICES 53

TRAVELLING LIBRARIES OFFICE 53

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT (BRANCHES):

CIRCULATION OF BOOKS 55

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 57

INTERBRANCH LOAN 57

READING ROOMS 57

LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND 59

TRAVELLING LIBRARIES 59

WORK WITH CHILDREN 61

LECTURES AND MEETINGS 62

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE LIBRARY:

THE ASTOR LIBRARY 63

THE LENOX LIBRARY 67

THE TILDEN TRUST 67

CONSOLIDATION 69

NEW YORK FREE CIRCULATING LIBRARY 71

OTHER CIRCULATING LIBRARIES 71

CARNEGIE BRANCHES 71

MANAGEMENT 71

BENEFACTORS 72

WORK OF THE LIBRARY 73

FLOOR PLANS, CENTRAL BUILDING 74

TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 76

DIRECTORY OF BRANCH LIBRARIES 77

PUBLICATIONS OF THE LIBRARY 78

THE CROTON RESERVOIR 79

NOTE

Although the purpose of this Handbook is to tell the principal facts about the Library as an institution, its chief use is likely to be that of a guide to the Central Building... Continue reading book >>




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