A Library Primer eBook

John Cotton Dana
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 142 pages of information about A Library Primer.


      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

  XXXVI, The librarian as a host 128

 XXXVII, Making friends for the library 131

XXXVIII, Public libraries and recreation 133

  XXXIX, Books as useful tools 134

     XL, Village library successfully managed 135

    XLI, Rules for the public 137

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