Manual of public libraries, institutions, and societies, in the United States, and British provinces of North America. By William J. Rhees, chief clerk of the Smithsonian Institution.


Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & co., 1859.

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Subjects Libraries -- Canada.
Libraries -- United States.
Description xxviii, 687 p. 23.5 cm.
Notes Based partly upon Jewett's Notices of public libraries in the United States, 1851, partly upon information obtained through circulars issued by the Smithsonian Institution. Most of the notices are dated 1857 and 1858.
Contents Notes and errata.--Introduction.--The construction of library buildings.--Local arrangement.--Routine duties.--Classification.--Catalogues.--Classes of books read.--Number of volumes read.--Books in different languages.--Exchanges.--Salaries of librarians.--Statistical tables.--Notices of libraries in the United States.--In Canada.--In Nova Scotia.--Common school libraries.--Sunday-school libraries.--Military libraries.--List of libraries in the United States.--In the British provinces.--Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)03991453
(OCoLC)3991453
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