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elected annually in June. It holds meetings monthly
from October to June at various libraries and institutions
in and around London, at which papers are read and dis-
cussed. The majority of these papers are written by the
members, but nearly eveiy prominent chief librarian in
London has contributed to its proceedings. It endeavours
to represent every shade of library opinion, and rigorously
represses any leaning towards individual S5^tems of method
and training. Its inaugural addresses have been delivered
by Messrs. Sidney Lee, Sidney Webb, Edmund Gosse,
Israel Gollancz, and T. J. Macnamara in recent years.
Its objects, as stated in its constitution, are to promote
the social, intellectual, and professional interests of its
members by meetings of a social character, by discussions,
and in other ways. In addition to the monthly meetings,
excursions, football, cricket, and other sports are engaged
in. Its members are drawn from all parts of the British
Empire. There are also hon. members, elected for special
services to the profession* - , -:.

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It publishes a journal, the Library Assistant, monthly,
which is a record of the proceedings of the Association,
and a means of intercommunication between library
assistants ; this is issued free to members. The officers of
the Association are : Chairman : Mr. W. Benson Thorne,
Bromley Library, Poplar. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. W. Geo.
Chambers, Public Library, Plumstead. Hon. Editor :
Mr. Hugh Smith, the Bishopsgate Institute, E.C. Hon.
Secretary : Mr. W. C. Berwick Savers, Central Library,
Town Hall, Croydon.

The Association has two vigorous branches. The
Yorkshire branch has its centre at Leeds, and holds bi-
monthly meetings. The Hon. Secretary is Mr. J. B. Ellison,
2, Edinburgh Grove, Armley, Leeds.

The Association of Assistant Librarians is the Irish
branch. This has only recently been founded. Its Hon.
Secretary is Mr. Thomas Coulson, Falls Road Branch
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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The American Library Association, founded in 1876,
a year before the formation of the Library Association, has
similar objects — viz,, to promote the welfare of libraries
in America by interchange of opinion and experience, and
by co-operative publication of useful library reports.
These publications include the A.L,A, Bfdleiin; the AX. A.
Book List ; the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting ; and
the Annual Handbook, besides other special titles, found
in the Annual Handbook,

The membership of the American Library Association
now numbers 2,000. The official organ of the American
Library Association is the Bulletin, published at 298, Broad-
way, N.Y. The executive offices are situated at 34, New-
bury Street, Boston, Mass. The American Association is
attacking with vigour the same questions which are exer-
cising our own Association — amongst them net books,
sound leather, and sound paper. Further remarks upon
these subjects will be found under " The Year's Work."
President: A. E. Bostwick,, New York Public Library.
Secretary: J. I. Wyer, jun., New York State Library,
Albany.



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LIST OF PRINCIPAL LIBRARIES IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM

ABBRAHAN.

Public ; 1902.
ABBRATBON.

Public ; 1899. (Acts not yet in operation.)
ABERDARB.

Public ; 190 1.
ABBRDEBH. (City, pop. i74»559-)

Public ; 1884 ; Mr. G. M. Fraser ; id. ; Income Tax and
Inhab. Ho. Duty; Inc. £3ASS '» Ann. Expend.: Books
£SS2, Bind. ;f24i, Period. ^^330, Sals. ^^1,304; Assist. M. 3,
F. 9, C. 16; Vs. L. 34,128. R. 32,136 and 6,471 pphs. ;
Tickets Cent, only 13,701 ; Iss. L. 322,922, R. 26,371 ;
L. Indicator, R. App. forms and open access ; Class. L.
Subject (not Brown's), R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, printed
(additions on cards), R. Subject MS., and Diet, on cards ;
Coll. for blind ; Afl61iated with University library ; Executive
com. ; Branches : 4 reading-rooms ; 3 delivery stations.
Anderson ; 1883 ; Mrs. Booth ; Vs. 10,700 ; Cat. printed.
Free Church Colleges ; 1884 ; Vs. 17,000.
Medico-Chirurgical Society ; 1789 ; Vs. 6,750.
University; 1495 ; Mr. Peter John Anderson, M.A., LL.B. ;
Inc. ;£2,5oo ; Assist. F. 6 ; Vs. L. and R. 180,000 ; L. and R.
open access and app. forms ; Class. L. and R. modified Dewey ;
Cat. Author printed, subject MS.
ABBRFBLDT.
ABBRGAVBUNT.

Public ; 1900. (Acts not yet in operation.)
ABBRSTCHAN.

Public ; 1902.
ABERTSTWITH. (Borough, pop. 8,013.)

Public ; 1874 ; Miss Mary A. Jenkins ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. ;f220 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books /^o. Period. £40, Sal. and wages ^120 ;
Vs. L. and R. 5,620 ; Tickets 1,183 ; L. and R. open access ;
Lectures ; Art room ; Executive com.
Welsh, University College of Wales ; Mr. Gly Da vies ;
Cat. MS. on cards. (Reference only.)
ABINODON. (Borough, pop. 6,480.)

Free ; 1895 ; Mr. Stanley Cook ; Assist. F i ; Vs. L. and
R- 5»SOO ; Tickets 600 ; L. Card charging, R. App. forms ;
Class. Main classes ; Cat. Diet, printed and MS. ; Lectures.
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AOCRINGTON. (Borough, pop. 45'000.)

Public ; 1899 ; Mr. John W. Singlbton ; id. to 2d. ; Inc. £7So:
Ann. Expend. : Books /no. Bind. £70, Period. £ys, SaL and
wages ;i270; Assist. M. 4, C. 2.; Vs. L. 9,225, R. 1,711 ;
Tickets 3,000 ; Iss. L. 80,000 ; L. and R. Open access ;
L. Card charging ; Class. L. and R. Adjustable ; Cat. L.
Classified MS. and author on cards, R. classified MS.
ACTON. (Urban District, pop. 54,000.)

Public ; 1898 ; Mr. Charles F. Rochester ; o-845d. ; Apart-
ments only rated ; Inc. ^^1,200 ; Ann. Expend. : Books ^^150.
Bind. £$0, Period. £70, Sal. and wages ;£500, Loans ^£240 ;
Assist. M. 5, C. I ; Vs. L. 9,050, R. 3,060 ; Tickets 3,800 ;
Iss. L. 127,972, R. 7,726 ; L. Card char^g, R. App. forms ;
Class. L. and R. Adjustable ; Cat. L. Diet, printed. R. Diet.
MS. sheaf ; Delivery station ; Executive com.
AIRDRIE. (Borough, pop. 25,000.)

Public ; 1853 ; Mr. John Gardiner ; id. ; Rated, Inc. Tax,
Inhab. Ho. Duty; Inc. ;£4i3 ; Ann. Expend.: Books ;f8o.
Bind. /20, Period. /23, Sal. and wages £180 ; Assist. F. 1,
C. I ; vs. L. 9,000, R. 1,000 ; Tickets 2,000 ; Iss. L. 45,000,
R. 3,000 ; L. and R. Indicator ; Class. L. and R. Main classes ;
Cat. L. and R. Classified printed sectional ; Lectures ;
Museum ; Executive com. (Has reading dub.)
ALPERSHOT. (Urban District, pop. 30,974.)

Prince Consort's ; i860 ; Mr. F. H. A. Bex ; Vs. 5,000.
(Founded by H.R.H. the late Prince Consort.)
ALEXANDRIA. (Parish, pop. 5.063.)

Ewing-Gilmore Institute; 1884; Vs. 1,500.

Mechanics' Institute ; 1834 ; Vs. 4,000.

S.G.F.S. Institute ; 1891 ; Vs. 3,000.
ALLOA. (Borough, pop. 11,973.)

Public ; 1885 ; Miss A. Peters ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £286 ; Ann.
Expend. : Books /30, Bind. £2$, Period. £$7, Sal. and
wages £87 I Assist. F. i. C, 2 ; Vs. L. and R. 3,100 ; Tickets
1,400 ; Iss. L. 37,397, R. 49^; L. Indicator, R. App. forms;
Class. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Sub-
scription Dept. ; Executive com.
ALNESS.

Public ; 1903.
ALNWICK. (Urban District, pop. 7,000.)

Scientific and Mechanical Institution ; 1824 ; Mr. Joseph
LiNGwooD ; Rated, Inc. Tax, Inhab. Ho. Duty ; Inc. /165 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books £6, Period. /32, Sal. £27, Loans
(exclud. from Inc.) £9$ ; Vs. L. 6,800, R. 450 ; Members 345 ;
Iss. 11,749; L. Open access. Ledger charging; Cat. Class,
printed ; Lectures ; Museum.
ALTRINCHAH. (Urban District, pop. 16,831.)

Free ; 1892 ; Miss Florence Beckett ; id. ; Rated, and pay
Income Tax ; Inc. ;f8oo ; Ann. Expend. : Books jf30. Bmd.
;^i4. Period. ;J6o, Sal. and wages £150. Loans £i^S ; Assist.



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F. 3, C. 2 ; Vs. L. 8.584, R. 1,874 ; Tickets a,8i8 ; las. L.
and R. 3,556 ; L. Indicator, R. App. forms ; Class. L. Qose.
R. Dewey ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Lectures ; Branch : i.
ALVERSTOKE. See GOSPORT.
ANDOVER.

Public ; 1896.
AHNAN.

Public ; 1903.
ANNFIELD PLAIH.
Public ; 1903.
ARBROATH. (Borough, pop. 22,477.)

Public ; 1896 ; Mr. John Hosib ; id. ; Inhab. Ho. Duty ;
Inc. /494; Ann. Expend.: Books £70, Bind. 3^15, Period.
£$0, Sal. and wages £iSo; Assist. F. 2, C. i; Vs. L.
13,113. R. 3,87s; Tickets 3,202; Iss. L. 50,000, R. 3,500;
L. Indicator. R. App. forms and open access ; Class. Nu-
merical ; Cat. L. Diet, printed, R. Diet, on cards ; Art gallery ;
Executive com.
ARLEODON and FRIZIN6T0N. (Urban District, pop. 5,341.)

Public ; 1891 ; Mrs. Robson ; id. ; Rated ; Assist, i ; Vs.
2,500; Tickets 400; Class. Numerical; Cat. Diet, printed;
Branch : i. (No return received.)
ARHOLD.

Public ; 1903.
ASCOT (Berks). (Parish.)

DuRNiNG ; 1890 ; Mr. Augustus O'Byrnb ; Vs. L. 3,670 ;
R. 90 ; Iss. 3,000 ; Cat. printed. (Foundation library.)
ASHBT (near Doncaster). (Parish, pop. 2,500.)

Freb ; 1905 ; Mr. Clbmbnt Kendall ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £go ;
Ann. Expend. : Books £y, Period. 3^13, Sal. and wages ^40 ;
Vs. L. 800, R. 40 ; Tickets 300 ; Iss. L. 6,060, R. 140 ; L.
Indicator and index cards ; Cat. Diet, printed ; Executive
com.
ASHTON-IN-HAKERFIELD. (Urban District, pop. 21,000.)

Public ; 1903 ; Mr. Sydney Lamb ; id. ; Inc. jjf45o ; Ann.
Expend.: Books £102, Bind. /15, Period. £40, Sal. and
wages £170 ; Assist. F. i. C. 2 ; Vs. L. 3,500, R. 300 ; Tickets
2,400 ; Iss. L. 45.053, R. 1,001 ; L. Indicator. R. App. forms ;
Class. Dewev ; Cat. L. and R. Classified printed, authors on
cards ; Children's reading-room ; Lectures.
ASHTON-UNDER-LTNB. (Borough, pop. 50.000.)

PuBUc ; 1880 ; Mr. Geo. Fletcher ; 2d. ; Rated ; Inc. ;£ 1,460 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books ;£i8o, Bind. ^£20. Period. j^88, Sal.
and wages ;f3io, Loans £430 ; Assist. M. 3, C. 2 ; Vs. L.
10,914. K. 6,242 ; Tickets 2,950 ; Iss. L. 50,037, R. 24,870 ;
L. Open access. Card charging, R. App. forms; Class. L.



and R. Adjustable; Cat. L. Qass. MS. on cards, R. Diet,
printed.
ASHTON-UFON-HERSET. See SALE.



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A8PATRLL (Urban District, pop. 3,000.)

Public ; 1902 ; Mr. Joseph Bbrwick ; ^d. ; Rated ; Inc. £2$
(from rate) ; Ann. Expend. : Books £7 (add £6 from dona-
tions). Sal. and wages £$ ; Vs. L., 1200; Iss. L. 350; L.
Ledger charging ; Cat. L. Diet, printed. (No periodicals
taken. Only open twice weekly.)

ASTOH MANOR. (Borough, pop. 82,288.)

PuBUC ; 1877 ; Mr. Robert K. Dent ; .id. ; Rated on resi-
dence ; Inc. 3^1,025 ; Ann. Expend. : Books /150, Bind. £66,
Period, /iio, Sal. ^440 ; Assist. M. 5, C. 2; Vs. L. and R.
24,200 ; Tickets 3,700; Iss. L. 123,326, R. 17,440; L. Indi-
cator, R. App. forms ; Class. I*. Main classes R. Dewev ;
Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Lectures ; Dickens' colL ;
Executive com. ; Branch : i.

ATHBRSTOHE.

Public ; 1895. (Acts not put iuto operation.)

ATHERTON (Unes.). (Urban District, pop. 18,650.)

Public ; 1903 ; Mr. Gervasb C. Briars ; id. ; Appeal pending
against assessment ; Inc. ^32 5 ; Ann. Expend. : Books £$S,
Bind. £7, Period. ^50, Sal. and wages £iA&; Assist. M. i,
C. 2 ; Vs. L. 6,744, R. 446; Tickets 1.270; Iss. L. 26,891 ;
L. Indicator for fiction, card-charging for other classes;
R. open access ; Class. L. main classes, R. Dewey ; Cat. L.
Diet, printed, R. Diet, on cards ; Children's reaaing-room ;
Lectures ; Students' study.

AUCHTERARDBR. (Parish, 2,599.)

PuBUC ; 1895 ; Mr. Robert H. Clark ; Not rated ; Assist.
F. I ; Vs. L. 2,954, R. 98 ; Tickets 381 ; Iss. L. 5,014 ; Cat L.
orinted on cards.

AUDLET.

Public ; 1903.

AYR. (Borough, pop. 29,oooJ

PuBUC ; 1890 ; Mr. D. IhJFP ; id. ; Inhab. Ho. Duty ; Inc
/721 ; Ann. Expend. : Books ;£ioo. Bind. £35, Period. ^54.
Sal. and wages ;£240, Loans £$0 ; Assist. F. 4, C. i ; Vs. L.
16.243, R. 5,765 ; Tickets 4,300 ; Iss. L. 89,294 ; L. Indicator,
R. App. forms and open access; Class. L. Main dasaes, R.
Subject ; Cat. L. Diet, printed, R. Diet, on cards ; Occasional
Exhibitions ; Executive com.

BALA.

Public ; 1898. (Acts not put into operation.)
BALBRIGGAN, (Rural District, pop. 4,000.)

Public ; 1904 ; Mr. William Haurahan ; id. ; Inc. £<^ ;
Ann. Expend. : Period £is» Sal. and wages £30; Vs. 1,000;
Tickets 523 ; Iss. L. 4,960 ; Ledger chai^g ; Delivery
station ; Branches 2.
BALLATBR. (Borough, pop. 691.)

Albert Memorial Hall ; 1887 ; Vs. 1,600.

BAllBRIDOB.?fM|

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BAMFF.

PuBuc; 1899.
BAKGOR. (Boroagh, pop. 11,269.)

PuBUc; 1870; Miss Lily Wilxxams ; id^; KatiNi; Inc. ^164;

Vs. L. and R. 1.666 ; Iss. L. and R. 1.266; L. Ledger ; Class.

Main classes ; Cat. Classified printed ; Museum.
Cathbdkai.; Vs. 1,000.
BANGOR (Ireland)*
Public ; 1903.
BARKING. (Urban District, pop. 21,547.)

Public ; 1888 ; Mr. Georgb Jackson ; Vs. 6,000 ; Cat Diet*

printed.
BARNBS and HORTLAKE.

Public ; 1903.
BARNET. (Urban District, pop. 7,876.)
Hyde institute ; 1889 ; Vs. 3,800.
BARNSLET. (Borough, pop. 45.000.)

Public ; 1890 ; Mr. Percy W. H. Taylor ; id. ; Inc. £6^0 ;

Ann. Expend. : Books /i09. Bind. £1^, Period. ;^8o, Sal. and

wages, £162; Assist. M. i, C. i ; Vs. L. 8,030; R. i,o6i ;

Tickets 1,564; Iss. L. 45,591, R. 914; L. Indicator. R. App.

forms; Class. Main classes; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed

(additions on cards).
British Co-operative Society ; 1886 ; Mr. C. R. Barham ;

Vs. 13,000.
BARROW-IN-FURNESS. (County Borough, pop. 68,237.)

Public; 1881 ; Mr. Charles W. Gabbatt; id.; Rated, Inc.

Tax ; Inc. ;£ 1,252 ; Ann. Expend. : Books ;£400, Bind. ^40,

Period. £7%, Sal. ^^296 (Wages of cleaners and loan inc. in

rent) ; Assist. M. 5 ; Vs. L. 19,863, R. 15,250 ; Tickets 4,162 ;

Iss. L. 155,318, R. 19,204; L. Indicator, R. Open access and

app. forms ; Class. L. Dewey (in progress) ; Cat. L. and R.

Diet, printed ; Childrea's lending dept. ; School libraries ;

Museum ; Executive com. ; Brancn : i .
BABRT. (Urban District, pop. 30,000.)

Public ; 1891 ; Mr. John Roch ; id. ; Rated nominally ; Inc.

/800; Ann. Expend. : Books, £70^ Bind. ;£io. Period. £116.

Sal, and Wages £296, Loans £6$; Assist. M. i, C. 4; Vs. L.

8»i35, R. 1,000; Tickets 2,102; Iss. L, 57,779, R. 4.290;

L. Indicator, R. Open access ; Class, Main classes ; Cat. L.

Diet, printed; R. Diet, on cards; Japanese coll^; School

libraries ; Branches : 3^ reading-rooms c^y.
BASmGftTOKB. (Borough, pop. 9.7930

Msphanics' Institute ; 1843 \ Vs. 3,000.
BATH. (County Borough, pop. 49/839.)

PuBUC Reference ; 1900 ; Local act ; Mr. Josbpb Davis ; id. ;

(for art gallery and library) ; Assist. F. i, C. 1 ; Vs. R. 9,-5oo ;

Cat. R. On cards. (The Acts have not been adopted for

genccal library purposes.)
Royal Literary and Scientific Institution ; 1824 ; Mr.

P. S. C. Brewer ; Vs. 20,000.



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BATHGATE. fBorough, pop. 4*49i-)

Working Mbn's Institute ; 1896 ; Mr. Jambs L. Andbkson ;
Vs. 1,350.
BATLST* (Boroagh, pop. 31,000.)

Public ; 1904 ; Mr. Alfred Errington ; id. ; Ann. Expend. :
Sal. and wages £196 ; Assist. M. 2, C. i ; Vs. L. 6,300, K. 800 ;
L. Indicator, R. App. forms ; Class. L. and R. Dewey ; Cat.
L. Diet, printed, R. Diet. MS. (Library only recently opened.)

Co-operative ; Vs. 4.000.
BATTBBSBA. See LONDON.
BBAUMARIS.

Public ; 1897.
BEBINOTON. (Urban District, pop. 8,398.)

Public ; 1894 ; Mr. John Harding ; id. ; Not rated ; Assist.
M. i; Vs. L. 15,500, R. 4,500; Tickets 500; L. Card
charging, R. Open access ; Class. Main classes ; Cat. Classi-
fied, printed and on cards ; Lectures ; Museum ; Art gallery.
Founded 1866 as the '* Mayer " Library.
BBOOLBS. (Borough, pop. 6,898.)

Subscription ; 1835 ; Miss Candler ; Inc. lioo\ Vs. 9.000.
BBDFORD. (Borough, pop. 35.144)

Public ; 1899. (Acts not put into operation.)

Literary and Scientific Institute ; 1832 ; Mr. William
Davis ; Rated partially ; Inc. £7%$ ; Assist. M. i, F. i, C. i ;
Vs. L. and R. 21,000; Tickets 754; Iss. L. 65,195; C^pen
access. (Open to subscribers only.)
BBLFAST. (County Borough, pg). 370,163^

Public; 1882; Mr. G. H. Elliott; Limit removed; ijd. ;
Inc. £8,366; Ann. Expend.: Books ^£1,069, Bind. /150.
Period. /3S0, Sal. and wages £2,^71 ; Assist. M. 22, F. 2,
C. 16; Vs. L. 31,981, R. 26,33; ; Tickets 12,084; Iss. L.
292,625, R. 75,634 ; L. Indicator (card charging at branches),
R. App lorms ; Class. Main classes (Dewey in branches) ;
Cat. Diet, printed, R. Diet, printed and MS. ; Childrens'
rooms at branches ; Museum ; Art gallery ; Delivery station ;
Branches 4.

Linen Hall; 1788 ; Mr. Frank J. P. Burgovne ; Residence
rated ; Inc. ^£2,009 ; Ann. Expend. : Books £^$9* Bind. ^£135,
Period. ;£i68, Sal. and wages ;£440, Loans £2^2 ; Assist. M. 2,
F. 4, C. 2 ; Vs. L. and R. 48,000 ; Tickets (subscribers) 1,364 ;
Iss. 107,419 ; L. and R. Open access ; L. Card cnarging,
R. Signature book ; Class. L. and R. Dewey ; Cat. classified
MS. on cards and sheaf (alphabetical for refer.) ; Lectures ;
School lib. ; Irish coll. ; Gibson coll. of Bums and Bumsiana ;
Public admitted to Gov. pubs, only, recommend, of sub-
scribers required to other depts.

Queen's College ; 1849 ; Prol G. Gregory Smith, Bf.A. ;
i Vs. 60,000; MacDouall Classical and Oriental coU.;; Adam

Smith coLL ; Antrim coll. (Permission to use. tiie library
granted to othera than members.)

Working Men's Institute ; 1873 » Vs. 5,00a



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BBLUB (Foehaben). (Parish.)

PuBuc ; 1904 ; Mr. J amis L. Hulmb ; Rated ; Vs. L. 2,200.
R. 100; Tickets 250; Iss. L. 6,000, R. 20; L. Indicator;
Cat. L. Classified printed (sections), R. Diet, printed. (Library
in transition state.)
BBNWELL and FBNHAH.

Public ; 1903. (Library has ceased to exist.)
BBBHONDSBT. See LONDON.
BBRSHAM.

PuBUC ; 1903.
BBTHNAL 6RBEN. See LONDON.
BEVERLBT. (Borough, pop. 14,000.)

Public ; 1903 ; Mr. Lockwood Huntley ; id. ; Inc. /200 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books ;(40, Bind. £is» Period /28, SaL and
wages ;£ioo ; Assist. M. i ; Vs. L. 3.000, R. 800 ; Tickets 1,400 ;
Iss. L. 25,000 (estimated) ; L. Indicator, R. App. forms ; Class.
R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, printed, R. Diet. MS. on cards or
sheaf ; Lectures ; Museum ; Art gallery.
BBXLET. (Urban District, 16,000.)

Public ; 1896 ; Mr. C. Mortimer Warren j id. ; Inc. £^$0 ;
Ann. Expend. : Bind. ;£io, Sal. and wages ;£i25. Loans ^^o ;
Assist. M. 2, C. I ; Vs. 5,390 ; Tickets 2,200 ; Iss. L. 28,640 ;
L. Indicator and Card charging ; Class. Main classes ; Cat.
Diet, printed and on cards ; Executive com. ; Ddivery
station ; Branches : 3.
BIDEFORD. (Borough, pop. 8,754.)

Public ; 1877 ; Mr. E. B. L. Brayley ; id. ; Rated ; Asoh,
Expend. : Sal. and wages £so ; C. i ; Vs. L. 5,200, RI 700 ;
L. Ledger charging, R. Personal application ; Class. L. an4
R. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed.
BILSTON. (Urban District, pop. 24,034.)

Public ; 1870 ; Assist, i ; Vs. 9,000.
BINGLET (Torks). (Urban District, pop. 18,500^

Public ; 1890 ; Mr. Walter Spencer ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. /320 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books £$0, Bind. /30, Period. /40, SaL and
wages ;£i20 ; Assist. M. 3, C. 2 ; Vs. 14,000; Tickets 1,500;
Iss. L. 50,000 ; L. Indicator with partial open access, R. App.
forms ; Class. L. and R. adopting Dewey ; Cat. Diet. print«i ;
Lectures ; Executive com. ; Delivery stations : 4 ; Branches : 2.
BIRKDALE. (Urban District, pop. 18,000.)

Public ; 1903 ; Mr. Edward Wood ; id. ; Rated and



Inc. Tax ; Inc. ;^20 ; Ann. Expend. : Books £$0, Bm(

£24, Period. £42, Sal. and wages ;f224 ; Assist. M. i, F. i, C. i ;

Vs. L. 6,300, R. 2,460 ; Tickets 2,280 ; Iss. L. and R. 86,000 ;



L. Indicator (changing to card charging) and open access ;
Class. L. and R. Dewey ; Cat. L. and R. Classified, printed and
on cards ; Children's reading-room ; Lectures ; Executive com.
BIRKENHEAD. (Countv Borough, pop. 117,203.)

Public ; 1856 ; Mr. John Srepbsrd ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. 3^2,520 ;
Ann. Expend. : Period. £197, Sal. and Wages ^990 ; Assist.
M. 8, F. 5, C. 6; Vs. L. and R. 85,000; Iss. L. «56,409, R.



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1^*529; L. Indicator (fiction only) aad ledger diaigfiig*
R. App. forms; Class. L. Main elates, R. Dewey; Cat. L.
Classified printed, additions Diet, on cards ; Children's
reading-room ; CcHlls. of Cheshire books and Shakespeariana ;
Executive com. ; Branches : 2.
BIRMINGHAH. (City, pop. 548.022.)

Public ; i860 ; Mr. A. Capbl Shaw ; Limit removed, about
i^. ; Inc. 3(^18,401 ; Ann. Expend. : Books £2,2S4, Bind.
/841, Period ;£i.027, Sal. and wages /6,687, Loans M*4^l
Assist. M. 57, F. 12. 4 Sund. attend. (Jews), C. 28 ; vs. L-
118,810, R. 194,060; Tickets 37,228; las. L. i,050,3EQi»
^- 379779 *' L. Card charging, R. App. forms and open access ;
Class. L. Main classes, R. Qose ; Cat. L. Classified MS. additions
on cards, R. Diet, printed, cut into strips and mounted in
folio guard books, additions typed and mserted ; Lectures ;
Shakespeare Memorial coll. ; iByron coll. ; Cervantes colL ;
Milton coll. ; Branches : 9. (One branch has indicator, the
others are ledger or card charging.)

The Birmingham; 1779; Mr. CharItSS Edward Scarsb;
Vs. 80.000. (Subscription.)

Law SocreTY; 1818 (incorporated 1870); Mr. William
Stanley; Assist. 2 ; Vs. 15,000.

Mason University College; 1880; Bdr. W. H. Cope; Vs.
27,000.

Medical Institute; 1874; Mr. Thomas G.Tohnson ; Vs. 13,00a

The Order of St. John ; 1868 ; Rev. W. K. R. Bedford,
M.A. ; Vs. 800.
MRS*

Public ; 1902. (Acts not in operation.)
BISHOP STORTFORD.

Public ; 1904.
BISPHAM-WITH-NORBRECK.

Public ; 1907. (Acts not yet in operation.)
BLAOKBURH. (County Borough, pop. 129*216.)

PuBUc; 1853; Mr. Richard AsHTON ; ijd.; Inc./2,803; Ann.
Expend. : Books ;£25o. Bind. ^100, Period. ;£ioo, SaL and wages
/750, Loans ;£42o; Assist. M. 11, F. i, C. 4; Vs. L. 35,773,
K. 33»7o6; &. L. 140,000, R. 25,000; L. Indicator, R. App.
forms ; Class. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed, diet
MS. on sheafs for additions, classified MS. and sectionsprinted ;
School libraries ; Museum ; Art gallery ; Delivery stations : 6.

Stonyhurst College; 1794; Rev. H. Lucas; Assist. M. i ;
Vs. 40,000 ; Cat. Classified on slips.
BLACKPOOL. (Borough, pop. 62,000.)

Public ; 1879 ; Mr. Rowland Hill ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £2,000 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books £2^» Bind. ;£20. Period. ;£202, Sal. and
wages £6ss ; Assist. M. 7, F. 3» C. 4 ; Vs. L, 15.524. R- 1»7^:
Tickets 7,21 1 ; Iss. L. 208,042, R. 10,948 L. and R. Open access
card charging; Class. L. Adjustable, R. Brown's subject;
Cat. L. Diet, printed, R. Diet. MS. ; Children's reading-room ;
School libraries; Lectures ; Art gallery ; D^very stations : 3.



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BLAOKROOK. (iMluid).

Public; 1900.

BLAENAU-FBSTINIOa.

Puwjc; 1894.

BLATDON. (Urban District, pop. I9»7d4-)

Co-operative ; 1847 » Vs. 3,000.
BODMIN (Cornwall). (Borough, pop. 5»3530

Public ; 1895 I Mr- G. Isbell ; id. ; Pay Income Tax ; Ina
/lOo ; Ann. Expend. : Books £10, Bind. los.. Period. ;£20 ;
Sal. and wages £$$> Loans ;£8; C. 1 ; Vs. L. 2,064, R. 600;
Tickets 200; Iss. L. 4,859, R. 54; L. Indicator, R. App.
lorms ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Museum ; Executive
com.

BOLTON. (County Borough, pop. 200,000.)

Public; 1852; Mr. Archibald Sparxe ; F.R.S.L., 2d.;
Rated and Inhab. Ho. Duty; Inc. ;f5,85o; Ann. Expend. :
Books £800. Bind. ^350. Penod. ;£2oo, Sal. and wages £i,SOO,
Loans ^400 ; Assist. M. 22, C. 9 ; Vs. L. 60,000, R, 40.000 ;
Tickets 10,000; Iss. L. 300,000, R. 40,000; L. Indicator
(Cent, fiction only), R. App. forms; Class L. Adjustable,
R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, pnnted, card for additions, R. Diet,
on car<& ; Children's reading-room ; School libraries ;
Branches : 5.

Co-op^RATivE Society ; Mr. James M. Gribidrod ; Rated ;
Assist. M. 3, C. I ; Vs. L. 20,000, R. 600; Iss. L. 159,424;
L. Indicator and open access ; Class. L. Close, R. Subject ;
Cat. Classified printed ; Op. on Sund. ; Lectures.

EguiTABLE Society Library ; 1866 ; Vs. 13,000.

BQLTOH-Oir-DBARn.

PuBuc; 1903.

BOLTON PBROY. (Parish, pop. 260.)

Public ; 1895 I Miss Crosthwaite ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £1$ los. ;
Ann. Expend. : Books £2, Period. £$, Sal. anci wages £z is^f ;
Vs. L. 4S0 ; Iss. L. 500.

BOOTLB. (County Borough, pop. 69,000.)

PuBUc ; 1S84 ; Mr. Charles Henry Hunt ; ijd. ; Rated ;

Inc. if2,784 ; Ann. Expend. : Books, Bind., Period. £soS,

Sal. and wages ;£869, Loans £$96 ; Assist. M. », C. $ ; Vs. L.

20,000 ; R. 9,000, Tickets 6,550 ; Iss. L. 1^9,000, R. i J,ooo ;

L. Indicator, R. App. fcrms ; Class L. Numerical in xoAin classes,



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