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HURST.

Public ; 1901. (Acts not in operation.)
HTDB. (Borough, pop. 34,000.)

PuBuc ; 1894 ; Mr. John Chorton ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £626,
Books and Bind. £So, Period. £$6. Sal. and wages /280 ;
Assist. M. I, F. I, C. I ; Vs. 13,166; Tickets 2,350; L. In-
dicator, R. Open access ; Class. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R.
Diet, printed ; Children's reading-room ; Lectures ; Executive
com.

Equitable Co-operative Society, Limited ; 1885 ; Mr.
Henry Henstock ; Vs. 12,000.

IBSTOCK.

Public; 1895.
ILFORD.

Public ; 1892. (Acts not in operation.)
ILFRAGOMBB.

Public ; 1903. (Acts not in operation.)
ILKESTON. (Borough, pop. 28,000.)

PuBUc ; 190 1 ; Mr. John Cox ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. ;f29o ; Ann.
Expend.: Books £65, Period. ^^34, Sal. and Wages £132;
Assist. C. I ; Vs. L. 2.500; Tickets 1,050; Iss. L. 18,660;
L. Indicator ; Qass. L. Adjustable ; Cat. Classified printed ;
Lectures ; School libraries ; Arts Club and Debating Soc.
ILKLET. (Urban District, pop. 7,455.)
Public ; 1902. (In course of erection.)

Library Company, Limited ; 1873 ; Mr. E. Green ; Vs.
6,000
INOE-IN-M AKERnSLD. See WIGAN.



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INVERNESS. (Borough, pop. 22.566.)

Public ; 1877 ; Mr. S. F. Donaldson ; id. ; Rated ; Inc.
/600 ; Ann. Expend.: Books. ^80, Bind. £1$, Period. £70,
Sal. and wages £238 ; Assist. M. 2. and i cleaner ; Vs. L. and
R. lo.coo ; Tickets 2,000 ; Iss. L. 33,000 ; L. Indicator. R.
App. forms ; Class. Numerical in main classes ; Cat. Diet.
printed ; Highland and Jacobite colls. ; Executive com.

INVERURIE. (Borough, pop. 3.155.)

Public ; 1903 ; Mr. J. R. Munro ; id. ; Taxed ; Inc. ;£64 ;
Vs. L. 2.436, Tickets 610.

IPSWICH. (County Borough, pop. 70,000.)

Free; 1612 (Acts adopt^ 1851); Mr. Henry Ogle; i^d.
(equally divided between library and museum) ; Inc. 1.132 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books jf20o, Bind. ;£ioo, Period. /52, Sal.
and wages ;£36o, Loans /loo ; Assist. M. i, F. 2. C. i ; Vs.
L. 19,500, R. 17,000 ; Tickets 2,800 ; Iss. L. 97,000, R. 7^200 ;
L. Indicator and card charging, R. App. forms and open
access ; Class. L. and R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, printed,
R. Classified printed (L. and R. supplements classified on
sheaf) ; Old Town library ; Ancient MSS. ; Incunabula ;
Ipswich. Suffdk, and East An^ia coll. ; Museum ; Executive
com. ; Branch : i (Assist, at branch voluntary).

IRCHE8TER (Northanto).
PuBuc ; 1904 (?).

ISLEWORTH. See HOUNSLOW.

ISLINGTON. See LONDON.

JSDBURQH. (Boiough, pop. 2,222.)

PuBUc ; 1894 (1906) ; Mr. J. K. Youkg. F.E.I.S. ; id. ; Assist.
I ; Vs. 4»963.
JERSEY. (Island, pop. 52,576.)

PuBuc ; 1736 ; Mr. Frs. B. de Faye ; Vs. 20,000. (Not a
municipsd library.)

KEIGHLEY. (Borough, pop. 45.000.)

Public ; 1899 ; Mr. R. S. Crossley ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. ^50 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books ;fioo, Bind. £$0, Period. £112, Sal.
and wages, ;£30o; Assist. F. 3, C 2; Vs. L. 13,000. R. i,ooo ;
Tickets 3,229: Iss. L. 93,133, R 8,476; L. Indicator, R.
App. forms ; Class. Numerical in main classes ; Cat. L. and
R. Diet, printed ; Complete coll. of Patent specifications
from 163 1 ; Executive com.
Co-oPBRATivB ; 1879 ; Mr. L. Keighley ; Vs. 2.620.
KEITH. (Borough, pop. 2.657.)

Institute, TAe ; 1877 ; Mr. Jambs Inns ; Rated ; Inc. £80 ; Vs.
L. 3,544, R. 439 ; Tickets 191 ; Class. L. Subject (not Brown's) ;
Cat. L. Classified ; Lectures.
KELSO. (Borough, pop. 3,700.)

Public ; 1901 ; Mr. J. Lindsay Hilsom ; id. ; Rated, Income
Tax, Inhab. Ho. Duty ; Inc. ;£i20 ; Assist. F. i. C. i ; Vs. L.
2,599. R. 400 ; Tickets 420 ; Iss. L. 9.000 ; L. Indicator,
R. Signature book ; Cat. L. Diet, printed. R. ; Executive coai«



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PART II.] LIBRARIES 715

KENDAL. (Boroagh, pop. 14,381.)

Public ; 1891 ; Mr. J. Wilson Brown ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. £6so ;
Ann. Expend. : Books jfiio. Bind. £1$, Period. £$0, Sal. and
wages ;f 160 ; Assist. M. 2. and i cleaner; Vs. L. 13,700,
R. t,200 ; Tickets 1,960 ; Iss. L. 65,220 R. school libraries,
etc., 23,500; L. Indicator, R. Open shelves; Class. L. and
R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, printed, R. Diet, printed and MS.
on sheafs ; Supply village reading-rooms and schools with
boxes of books ; Executive com.

KENSINGTON. See LONDON.

KETTERING. (Urban District, pop. 28,000.)

PuBuc ; 1895 I J^^i^ Kate E. Pierce ; ijd. ; Rated ; Inc.
£600 ; Ann. Expend. : Books ;£ioo. Bind. ;Ji6, Period. £$2,
Sal. and wages £228 ; Assist. F. 2, C. i ; Vs. L. 5,900, R. 2,200 ;
Tickets 2,635 ; Iss. L, 75,507, R. 7,280 ; L. Open access and
card charging, R. Open access and ledger ; Class. L. and R.
Adjustable ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, sheaf ; Museum.

KEW. (Parish, pop. 2,699.)

Royal Botanic Gardens; 1853; Lt.-Col. Prain, C.I.E.,
F.R.S. (Director), Mr. W. Botting Hemsley, F.R.S. (Keeper
of the Library ); Vs. 22,000. (Library open to those engaged
in botanical work.)

KIDDERMINSTER. (Borough, pop. 24,692.)

PuBuc ; 1854 ; Mr. William F. Baillie ; id. ; Rated ; Inc.
/370; Ann. Expend.: Books /2s, Bind. /15, Period. £$0,
Sal. and wages £170; Assist. M. i, C. i ; vs. L. 4,903, R.
2,031 ; Tickets 2,800 ; las. L. 22,824, R. 5,014 ; L. Indicator,
R. Open access ; Class. L. Adjustable, R. Dewey ; Cat. L.
Diet, printed, R. Classified printed ; Executive com.

KIDSGROVE.

Public ; 1896.

KILBIRNIE (Scotland). (Borough, pop. 3,313.)

William Knox Institute; 1892; Mr. John Hunter; Vs. 2,200.

KILBURN. See WILLESDEN.

KILMARNOCK. (Borough, pop. $4^79)

Public (Dick Institute) ; 1893 ; Mr. H. Y. Simpson ; iJd. ;
Rated ; Inc. /i,ii4; Ann. Expend. : Books and Bind. £253,
Period. £6S, Sal. and wages £402, Loans £28 ; Assist. F. 2,
C. 3 ; Vs. L. 18,932, R. 2,090 ; Tickets 6,652 ; Iss. L. 58,784,
R. 9.090 ; L. Indicator, R. App. forms and open access ;
Class. L. and R. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ;
Lectures ; Museum ; Art exhibition ; Executive com.

KILSYTH (DnndM).
Public. (?)

KING'S LTNN. (Borough, pop. 21,000.)

Public ; 1899 ; Mr. Thomas E. Maw ; id. ; Inc. £462 ; Ann.
Expend. : Books ;£6o, Bind. £2$, Period. £43, Sal. and wages
;£22S ; Assist. M. i, F. i, C. i ; Vs. L. and R. 13,350 ; Tickets
2,400 ; Iss. L. 33,000 ; L. Open access and card charging,
R. Open access and app. forms ; Class. Dewey ; Cat. L.
Class, printed, R. Classified MS. on cards ; Lectures ; School
libraries ; Incunabula and MSS. ; Executive com.



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7i6 THE LITERARY YEAR-BOOK [part n.

KING'S NORTON and NORTHFIELD. (Urban District pop. 82.000.)
Public ; 1905 ; Mr. Gborgb H. Barton ; id. : Rated ; Inc.
£i»Soo ; Ann. Expend. : Books /500, Period. /120, Sal. and
wages /700 ; Assist. M. 8, C. 7 ; vs. L. 12.000 ; Tickets 6,000 ;
L. Ledger charging ; Class. Main classes ; Cat. Qassified
printed. Library system includes 3 principal libraries,
2 smaller, and 3 reading-rooms. (Not yet open a year.)
KIN6STH0RPE.

PuBuc ; 1896.
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMBS. (Borough, pop. 34.375)

Public; 1881 ; Mr. B. Cartbr ; ijd. ; Rated, Inhab. Ho.
Duty; Inc. jf 1,456 ; Ann. ]^xpend. : Books £176, Bind. £/^7,
Period. £SS, Sal. and Wages ;£4i4. Loans V286; Assist
M. I, F. 3, C. I ; Vs. L. 11.382, R. 2,608 ; Tickets 3.503 ;
Iss. L. 86,440, R. 7,600 ; L. C^en access and card charging.
R. Open access and signature book ; Class. L. and R. Adjust-
able ; Cat. L. and R. Author and classified subject on cards ;
Children's reading and reference room ; Lectures ; Museum ;
Art gallery ; Photographic survey ; Executive com.
KINGSTOWN.

Public ; 1884.
KINROSS. (Parish, pop. 2,760.)

PuBUc ; 1903 ; Mr. William Robertson ; id. ; Rated ;
Inc. £100 ; Ann. Expend. : Books j£20, Sal. and wages £1$ ;
Vs. L. 4,000, R. 100; Tickets 581 ; Iss, L. 15.250, R. 200 ;
L. Indicator, R. App. forms; Class. Main da^es; Cat.
Diet, printed ; Juv. «)U. ; Executive com.
KIRKBT LONSDALE.

Public; 1903.
KIRKOALDT. (Borough, pop. 36,000.)

Public (Beveridge Library) ; 1900 ; Miss Mary Macbean ;



and
. ^ ^ , L.

18,500, R. 600; Tickets 5,200; Iss. L, 79»8oo, R. 500;

L. Indicator, R. App. forms ; Class. Brown's Subject ; Cat

Diet, orinted ; ColL of Early English printed Bibles ; Branch :

I. (No newspapers taken.)
KIRKCUDBRIGHT. (Borough, pop. 2.470.)

Mechanics' Institute ; 1777 ; (reorganized 1853) Mr. John

Angus (Hon. Lib.) ; Vs. 6,440 ; Cat Classified prmted.
KIRKMICHAEL (Banff).

Public ; 1895.
KIRKWALL. (Borough, pop. 4,000.)

Free ; 1890 ; Mr. John D. M. Robertson ; id. ; Rated ;

Inc. £72 ; Ann. Exjiend. : Books and Bind. ^47, Sal. and

wages £xS : Assist M. i ; Vs. L. 4,065. R. 200 ; Tickets 165 ;

Iss. L. 4,865 ; L. Indicator and app. forms ; Cat Diet

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PART II.] LIBRARIES 717

KNUTSFORD. (Urban District, pop. 5.000.)

Public ; 1902 ; Mr. Tom Darungton ; id. ; Inc. £1$! ; Ann.
Expend. ; Books and Bind. £27 Period. ;£2i. Sal. and wages
£S4 ; Assist. M. i, C. i ; Vs. L. 1,793, R« 3^^ '» Iss. L. 14,092 ;
L. Card charging ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Executive
com. (Hon. Sec., Rev. G. A. Payne.)



LAIRG.

Frbe ; Mrs. Dewar ; Jd. ; Inc. ;£94 ; Assist. F. 3 ; Vs. L. 5,000,
R. 3,000 ; Tickets 300 ; Iss. L. 4,000 ; Lectures ; Archaeological
coll. ; Executive com.
LAMBETH. See LONDON.
LANCASTER. (Borough, pop. 45 '3^0

Public ; 1892 ; Mr. James M. Dowbiggin ; id. ; Inc. £871 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books :(499, Bind. £29, Period. ^^92, Sal. and
wages ;£i98 ; Assist. M. 2, C. i, and 2 cleaners ; Vs. L. 16,466,
R. 3,151 ; Tickets 3,526; Iss. L. 105,934; L. Indicator and
card charging, R. App. forms ; Class. Numerical and size ;
Cat. L. Diet, printed, R« Diet, on cards.
Amicable Society ; 1768 ; Mr. James Dowbiggin ; Vs. 15,000.
Lancaster and Sturton Co-operative ; 1867 ; Mr. Walter
Henry Motton ; 2| per cent, of profits ; Inc. ;£500 ; Ann.
Expend. : Sal. and wages ;£i04 ; Assist. F. z ; Vs. L. 8,300,
R. 230 ; Tickets 2,300 ; Iss. L. and R. 45,000 ; L. Indicator ;
Class L. by subject ; Cat. Classified printed ; Lectures ;
Delivery stations.
LANGHOLM. (Borough, pop. 3*275-)

Langholm; 1800; Aur. Robert Scott ; Vs. 11,000.
LARBERT. (Borough, pop. 8,000.)

PuBUc ; 1901 ; Mr. William J. M. Douglas ; id. ; Rated ;
Ann. Expend.: /200 ; Assist. M. i, C. i; Tickets 1,200;
L. Indicator ; Cat. Diet, printed.
LARGS. (Borough, pop. 2,760.)

Stevenson Institute ; 1894 ; Mr. John Dickie ; Vs. 3,000.
LARNE. (Town, pop. 3,288.)

Public ; 1897 ; Mr. William J. Crooks ; id. ; Inc. ;£ 120 ; C. i ;
Vs. L. 2,250 R. 109; Tickets 2ji ; Iss. L. 5,191 ; Qass.
Main classes ; Cat. Diet. ; Executive com.
LAUNCESTON. (Borough, pop. 4,053.)

Public (Adam's Memorial) ; 1897 ; Mr. C. L. Hart Smith.
LEAD6ATE.

Public ; 1896. (Acts not yet in operation.)
LEAMINGTON SPA. (Borough, pop. 27,000.)

Public ; 1856 ; Mr. D. B. Grant ; ijd. ; Rated and Income
Tax; Inc. £i,2oS\ Ann. Expend.: Books £$0, Bind. £41,
Period. ;£78, SaL and wages £340, Loans £470 ; Assist. M. 2,
C. I ; Vs. L. 14,500, R. 8,900 ; Tickets 4,500 ; Iss. L. 70,400,
R. 5.300 ; L. Indicator, R. App. forms ; Class. L. and R
Close by subjects ; Cat. L. Diet, printed (additions on cards),
R. Diet, printed and sheaf ; Museum ; Executive com.



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LEEDS. (County Borough, pop. 428,968.)

Public ; 1868 ; Mr. Thomas W. Hand ; Rated ; Inc. ^Ji 2,400 ;

Ann. Expend. : Books ;£i.6oo, Bind. ^560. Period. 3^920, Sal.

and wages ^£4,380, Loans £2,000 ; Assist. M. 21, F. 71, C. 30 ;

Vs. L, 187,152, R. 79.472; Tickets 33»447; I^s. L. 1,309.375 •

R. 121,344 ; L. Indicator and card charging, R. App. forms ;

Class. L. Adjustable. R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, printed, R.

Diet, printed and MS. on cards ; Children's readmg-rooms ;

Museum ; Art gallery ; Delivery station ; Ranches : 23, and

I reading-room.
Incorporated Law Socibty ; 1805 ; Mr. Thomas Dalton ;

Vs. 2,000.
Institute op Science, Art, and Literature; 1824; Mr.

Arthur Tait ; Inc. ;{i 6,000 (for whole Institute) ; Assist.

M. 5, C. 2 ; Vs. L. and R. 30,000 ; Tickets 2.400 ; Iss. L.

and R. 44,453; L. Ledger; Qass. L. Main classes, R.

Dewey Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Lectures ; School

Ubranes.
Leeds Library ; 1768 ; Mr. David A. Cruse, M.A. ; Vs. 64,000.
Yorkshire Union Village ; 1856-57 ; Mr. Joseph Daykin ;

Inc. £a/oo\ Ann. Expend. : Sal. and wages £179 \ Assist.

F. X, C. I ; Vs. 36,000 ; Delivery stations : 200. Books are

sent out to villages, schools, etc.
LEEK. (Urban District, pop. 60,000.)

Public (Nicholson Institute) ; 1884 ; Mr. Kineton Parkss ;

id. ; Inc. £^$0 ; Ann. Expend. : Books /30, Bind. Ao,

Period. ;^30, Sal. and wages ;£25o; Assist M. 1, C. 4 ; vs.

L. 13,000, R. 4,253 ; Tickets 800; Iss. L. 33,000, R. 3.55^;

I^ Ledger, R. App. forms ; Class L. and R. Main classes ;

Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed ; Museum ; Art gallery ;

School ; Executive com.
Literary and Mechanics' Institution ; 1837 ; Mr. Charljss

Morris ; Vs. 6.000.
LEICBSTER. (Borough, pop. 240.000.)

Municipal ; 1869 ; Mr. Chas. V. Kirkby ; 62} per cent, of

ijd. ; Inc. /4.000 ; Ann. Expend. : Books ^491. Bind. J^77»

Period. ;i3i6, Sal. and wages 1(1,700 ; Assist. M. 25. F. i, C. 9 ;

Vs. L. 54,151, R. 18,000; Tickets 17,776', Iss. L. 449,105,

R. 33.540 ; L. Indicator fiction only, R. App. forms ; Class. L.

AdjttStable, R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Qass. pnnted, R. Class, on

cards ; Children's room ; Lectures ; Executive com. ;

Branches : 6.
Church House ; Mr. Frank S. Hbrnb.
Freemasons' Hall ; Mr. John T. Thorp (Hon. Lib^ ; Vs. L.

and R. 2,500 ; Iss. 200 ; Cat. Diet, printed and Mb. supple-
ment ; Museum.
Leicester Medical SoasTY ; Mr. Frank S. Herne.
Leicester Society op Architects ; Mr. Frank S. Hbrne.
Permanent ; 1790 ; Mr. Frank S. Hkrnx ; Vs. 20,000.



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LEIGH (Lanes). (Borough, pop. 45.000.)

Public ; 1892 ; Mr. W. D. Pink ; id. ; Rated ; Inc. ;i6o4 ;
Ann. Expend. : Books ;£ioo, Bind, iio. Period. I70, Sal. and
wages l^AtO, Loans 3^85 ; Assist. M. i. F. 2, C. 3 ; Vs. L. 9.113.
R. 2,535 \ Tickets 1,912 ; Iss. L. 53,153. R. 1,500 (partly open
access) ; L. Indicator. R. Tickets and open access ; Class. L.
Main classes; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed (additions on
cards) ; Delivery station ; Executive com. (No evening
papers taken.)
Friendly Co-operative Society ; 1880 ; Mr. Alfsbd Lbb ;
I per cent, of profits of Society ; Assist. M. 2. C. i ; Vs. L.
2,820 R. 40 ; Tickets 255 ; Iss. L. 5.000 ; L. Cards. R. Open
access ; Class. L. Main classes ; Cat. L. Diet, printed ; Delivery
stations.
LBIGHTON.
Public.
LEITH. (Borough, pop. 67,660.)

Institute ; 1845 ; Vs. 14.000.
LEOMINSTER. (Borough, pop. 5,826.)

Public ; 1889 ; Mr. John B. Dowding ; Vs. 6,000.
LESLIE. (Borough, pop. 3.763.)

Y.M.C.A. ; 1874 ; Mr. Thomas Mollison ; Vs. 1,100.
LEWES. (Borough, pop. 11,249.)

Public ; 1897 ; Mrs. and Miss Buckman ; 2<1* ; Rated ; Inc.
^225 ; Ann. Expend. : Books and Bind. ^£29, Period. ;£33,
Sal. and wages ,1^84; Assist. C. i; Tickets i.iio; Iss. L.
14.400, R. 496 ; ]^xecutive com.
LEWISHAM. Sm LONDON.
LBTTON. (Urban District, pop. 1 10,000.)

Public ; 1891 ; Mr. Z. Moon ; i^d. ; Inhab. Ho. Duty ; Inc.
;^3,ooo ; Ann. Expend.: Books jjsoo, Bind. ;Ji20. Period.
7i50. Sal. and wages ;£.iooo, Loans 1\oq ; Assist. M. 6, F. 7,
C. 5 ; Vs. L. 28,000, R. 5,731 ; Tickets 7,000 ; Iss. L, 192,000,
R. 7.000 ; L. Indicator and card charging, R. App. forms ;
Class. L. Adjustable, R. Dewey ; Cat. L. Diet, prmted and
on sheaf, R. Diet, and subject on cards ; Children's reading-
room ; Essex coU. ; London coll. ; Delivery station ;
Ranches : 2.
UGHFIELD. (Borough, pop. 7.902.)

Public ; 1856 ; Mr. G. T. Neville ; Vs. 4,000.
Cathedral ; circa fourteenth century ; Mr. John D. Lonsdale ;
Assist. M. I ; Vs. 5.000 ; Iss. L. 60 ; Loan by post.
UMERICK. (aty. pop. 40.000.)

Public ; 1889 \ Mr. John Hogan ; Vs.. 5,500.
Institution ; 1899 ; Mr. Michael Allen ; Vs. 6,000.
LINCOLN. (County Borough, pop. 48,784.)

Public ; 1892 ; Mr. A. R. Corns, F.R.Hist.S. ; id. ; Rated ;
Inc. /891 ; Ann. Expend. : Books £170, Bind. ^£25, Period.
;i75, Sal. and wages ^{269 ; Assist. M. 2, C. 3 *, Vs. L. 10,100
R. 3,210; Tickets 3,485 ; Iss. L. 81,035, R. 9,995 ; L. Indi-
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LINCOLN {continued^ —

in main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, and classified printed ;
Children's library ; Lectures ; County coU. (catalogued as
" Bibliotheca Lincolniensis ") ; Executive com.
Cathedral ; Vs. 7,000.

Co-OPERATIVB Educational Department ; 1874 ; Mr. What-
MOUGH ; Vs. 5,700.
LINLITHGOW (SeotUiiid). (Borough, pop. 5.690.)

Subscription ; 1850 ; Mr. Axex. Clark ; Vs. 4,000.
USKEARD. (Borough, pop. 4.010.)

Public; 1895; Mr. Thomas McMeiksn ; id.; Inc. ;£ii5;
Ann. Expend. : Books ;£2o. Period. ^25, Sal. and wages £sS '»
Assist. M. I, C. I ; Vs. 3,500; Iss. L. 18,000 ; L. Indicator;
Class. Main classes ; Cat. Diet, printed ; Executive com.
LITTLEBOROUGH.
Public; 1900.
LITTLEHAMPTON. (Pop. 9.000. including Wick.)

Public ; 1905 ; Mr. I. S. Hbward ; id. ; Inc. ;£20o ; Ann.
Expend. : Period. £$2, Sal. and wages /66 ; Assist. C i ;
Vs. L. 3,000. R. 139 ; Tickets 1,100 ; Iss. L. 34.487. R. 147 ;
L. Indicator, R. Signature book ; Cat. Author alphabetical ;
Delivery station.
LIVERPOOL. Borough, pop. 740,000.)

Public; 1852 (Local Act); Mr. Peter Co well; ijd. (for
library, museum, and art gallery) and fd. for museums ;
Rated; Inc. ;f29,376 ; Assist. M. 34 and 67 boys, F. 11,
C. 50 ; Vs. L. 133,838, R. 137.883 ; Tickets 42,451 ; Iss. L.
2,147,175, R. 626,261 ; L. Card charging, R. App. forms
(open access to a limited extent in Reference and Branch
Libraries) ; Qass. Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Diet, printed,
MS. on cards for additions ; Children's rooms ; Lectures ;
Art galleries ; Museums ; Branches : 9, and 3 evening reading-
rooms.
Athenaum ; 1798 ; Mr. George T. Shaw ; Assist. M. 4 ; Vs.
40,000 ; L. and R. Open access ; Class. Special ; Cat. Clas-
sified, and Diet, printed, and on cards.
Liverpool Library (Lyceum) ; 1758 ; Mr. James Hutt. M.A. ;
Rated ; Inc. ;£ 1,065 * Assist. M. 4, F. i, C. i ; Vs. L. and R.
55.000 ; Tickets (proprietors) 893 ; Iss. L. 59,160 ; L. and R.
Open access and card charging ; Class L. and R. Main classes
(Dewey contemplated) ; ^t. Diet, printed and on cards.
(Admission by introduction of proprietor.)
Medical Institution ; 1779 ; Mr. wiluam Jones ; Vs. 11,000.
University; 1882; Mr. John Sampson; Vs. 55,000. (Open
during Academic term.)
LLANDDERFIL.

Public ; 1897.
LLANDRINDOD WELLS.

Public ; 1902. (Acts not put into operation.)
LLANDUDNO.

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LVAVBLLT. (Urban District, pop. 27,000.)

PuBUc ; 1897 ; Mr. J. Boulton ; id. ; Inc. 3^367 ; Assist. M. i,
C. I ; Vs. L. 10,200, R. 550 ; Tickets 1,700 ; Iss. L. 32,400,
R. 2,200 ; L. Indicator and ledger charging ; Class. Main
classes ; Cat. Classified printed ; Lectures.
LLANELLT RURAL DISTRICT.

Public ; 1903.
LLANFIHANGBLY PENNANT.

Public ; 1896. (Acts not in operation.)
LLANFOR.

Public ; 1899.
LLANGOLLEN.

Public ; 1906.
LLANHILLETH.

Public ; 1904.
LLANLLWCHAIARN. 5m NEWTOWN.
LLANTARNAM.

Public ; 1897.
LLANTWITFARDRE. (Pop. 8.845.)

Public ; 1904 ; Mr. John Chubb ; id. ; Inc. /iSO.
LLANUWOHLLYN.
PuBUC ; 1895.
LOCKERBIE. (Parish of Dryfesdale and Borough of Lockerbie,
pop. 3.030.)
Public ; 1902 ; Miss Mary Brockib ; id. ; Inc. ^£252 ; Ann.
Expend. : Books iy>. Bind. £g. Period. ;^20 Sal. and wages
£70 ; Vs. L. 3,500, R. 500 ; Iss. 10,000 ; L. Indicator ; Class.
Main classes ; Cat. L. and R. Classified printed ; School
libraries ; Recreation hall.

LONDON.

The London Qovernment Act, In some cases, formed Boroughs
of severe/ existing Vestries, The Libraries so amaigamated are
sometimes administered by sub-committees, and an endeavour
has been made to give the fullest details of all the Boroughs,

British MOMiiiii Reading Room, Great Russell Street, Blooms-
bury, w.c. (1753). The number of books cannot be stated
exactly, probably two millions.

Admission. — ^This is ^nted (to applicants over twenty-
one years of age) on receipt of a recommendation bry a house-
holder who is personally ao^uainted with the applicant.
The particular purpose for which admission is sought must
also be indicated in the letter of application. This must be
sent by post two days at least before admission is required.
The ticket is usually for three or six months. When asking
for renewal, it is necessary to return the old ticket. Tickets
must be returned when no longer required. Applicants
under twenty-one years of age require the Trustees' special
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LONDOK {continued)—

All tickets are strictly non-transferable, and must be sbawn^
if required, before entermg the room. For the Pilnt Room
a separate ticket is required, subject to the same conditions
as to its granting, etc., as for the Reading Room.

No sticks or umbrellas are permitted m the rooms ; over-
coats should also be left with the cloak-room officiaL

Rooms. — Besides the Newspaper Room (on the right of
the main entrance), which also contains the London Gazette,
Journals of the House of Commons, and other Parliamentary
papers, and the Print Room (open from lo a;m. till 5 p.m.),
there is the Rotunda. The latter is the Roadlag Rood
(for Hours, see p. 723).

Application for Books. — Round the central desk,
occupied by the Superintendent and his attendants, will be
seen boxes of printed slips. These are filled in, as indicated,
from the Catalogues, the chief items to note being the correct
press-mark of the book, and the number of the reader's seat.
The other particulars — 1.«., date of publication, title and
author of the book — are lUso, however, of importance, and
not to be omitted by those desiring to be served without
delay. The shps are placed in baskets at the centre counter,
the reader returning to his desk to await the books, a matter
usually of between ten and thirty minutes, according to the
pressure of work and the portion of the library in which the
books are stored. No applications are received after
3.30 p.m. in January, February, November, and December;
4.30 p.m. in March and October; 5.30 p.m. in April and
September; and 6.30 p.m. in the summer months. When
reading is over for the day the reader restores the books to
the centre desk, receiving in exchange the slips, which, unless
he intends using the same book or books again within the next
few days, are best destroyed. Readers are held responsible
for books until the slips have been re-delivend to them.

KsPT Books. — Books are kept, by request, subject to no
other reader putting in a ticket for them during the absence
of the reader for whom they are put aside. In each book
a slip of paper must be placed, acrose the top of which (so
as to be legible without opening the book) are written the
date and reader's name. There are special baskets at Bar A
and Bar T for slips of " kept " books, and t^e latter are
usually brought round within a fewminutes.

Thb Bar^-— It is sometimes impossible for a reader to
spend any time at the Reading Room until after the latest
hour for putting in application slips in the ordinary way.
In such cases it is permitted to send the slips, filled in before-
hand, by post, to be delivered at the Museum, some hottrs
before thfi boohs are actually wanted. Instead of fiUing in any
desk-number the applicant marks Bar A or Bar T, and the
books are kept for him in the cages on either side of the
central desk until called for later in the day. "Kept"



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LOHDON {continued)-^

books, if not called for within a day or two, are returned to
the shelves.

Rbfbrsncb Shblves. — In addition to the bulk of the
collection, which is only available as indicated in the fore-
going remarks, there are on the shelves on the ground floor
of the Rotunda itself some 20,000 reference volumes, ranging
through history, geography and travel, and every science,
down to such works of reference as encyclopaedias, lexicons,
directories, and the Uke. These the reader is permitted to
take down for himself, but must replace on the proper shell
when he has finished using them. With regard to the
encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc., these must be returned to
the shelves as soon as done with, and in some cases must be
consulted at the shelf. In Continental libraries readers are
not permitted to carry off to their own desks reference works



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