A Library Primer by John Cotton Dana


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The City library, J.C.D.
Springfield, Mass.




CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I, The beginnings--Library law 9

II, Preliminary work 10

III, What does a public library do for a community? 12

IV, General policy of the library 15

V, Trustees 17

VI, The librarian 20

VII, The trained librarian 23

VIII, Rooms, building, fixtures, furniture 25

IX, Things needed in beginning work 30

X, The Library Bureau 35

XI, Selecting books 39

XII, Reference books for a small library 46

XIII, Reference work 53

XIV, Reading room 57

XV, List of periodicals 61

XVI, Buying books 63

XVII, Ink and handwriting 69

XVIII, Care of books 73

XIX, Accessioning 76

XX, Classifying 78

XXI, Decimal classification 81

XXII, Expansive classification 84

XXIII, Author numbers or book marks 91

XXIV, Shelf list 92

XXV, Cataloging 94

XXVI, Preparing books for the shelf 99

XXVII, Binding and mending 103

XXVIII, Pamphlets 108

XXIX, Public documents 110

XXX, Checking the library 113

XXXI, Lists, bulletins, and printed catalogs 114

XXXII, Charging systems 116

XXXIII, Meeting the public 122

XXXIV, The public library for the public 123

XXXV, Advice to a librarian 126

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