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Wilson, Henry W., 1 plan,
Winchell, Rev. Rensselaer,
Winchendon. Public Library,
Wilstach, Baldwin, and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio,
Winchester, Caleb T., Librarian of Wesleyan University,
Free Public Library,
Wuertembergischer Thierschutzverein, Stuttgart, Wurtem
Yale College, New Haven, Conn.,
No. of days open.
a Six months. b Removal of the library. c Ten months. d Eleven months (library not
pendix XI. seventy-eight days. k Includes B. H., L. H., and E. B. Branch. n Includes books borrowed and returned the same day, on white slips, as shown in Apand if hall issues be excluded, there will be record of 293,710 volumes used at home. i Open tral library only. h If the issues at East Boston be excluded, this footing would be 296.315; closed for examination). e New restrictions put upon costly books. Nine months. m See report for 1868.
250 535 Sep. 16
1859 254 149,468
606 Feb. 10
81,281 284 606
647 Feb. 23
730 Jan. 24
89,423 310 730
693 Feb. 27
1,813 Feb. 23 13,696 11,553 25,249
157,152 183,714 662|
121 332 250 161
141,853 508 1,050
227,579 741 1,413 3,531 231,110| 25,151 335 586
248,029 805 1,472 6,217 254,246 74.804 243 609 1,042 75,846
Largest daily use.
(Books issued, No account is made of the great use of books within the Library rails.)
Books returned for each month. (Books issued appear in Appendix X.)
NOTE. White slips are used for drawing books for home use, or hall use, one at a time. When books are drawn for reference, green slips are used, and several volumes may be in use in the hall by one person at the same time by means of these slips.
The largest weekly number of applicants at the Central Library was 202, for the week beginning Oct. 30, 1871; and the smallest 56, for the week beginning May 29, 1872 (the Library was closed part of Dedication Day); and the weekly average has been 128. The largest number of applicants in any one day was 39 for Feb. 28; the smallest 2 for Sept. 18. Up to October, 1870, there had been a large number of applicants from the beginning of the present registration, who had not called for their cards, and a system was then begun of notifying applicants of six months standing that their cards were held subject to their order for one month longer, and if then not called for the application would be cancelled. Under this rule at the Central Library there had been sent this year 327 notices, and 264 applications had been cancelled, leaving 63 cases which were satisfactorily adjusted.
The number of applicants, who are residents of Dorchester, since January 1st, 1870 (when they became entitled to the privileges of the Library), is 565 for 1870, 293 for 1871, and 295 for 1872 — total, 1,153.
Most of the "cards refused" are for reason of non-residency or being under age.
Since the change was made in the registration of fines, March 16, 1869, cards have been retained for non-payment of fines, until redeemed, and May 1, 1871, the Clerk had in his possession 505 such cards. There have been 273 cards detained during the past year.
Applications are sent to the police, when the Directory and all other means of verification
CARDS LOST. 2,493 notices of such were given at the Central Library during the year, and 1,636 were restored on further application.
NOTE.- 'The column of "Received since " denotes those received of the "Total recommended" the same year. What may be in subsequent years received of such "Total recommended," does not appear in this table. For instance, of the 1,120-(183+423)= 514 not received in 1868 of the total recommended that year, a large part has since been received.
* The partial disuse of the Bates Hall, on account of the alterations going on, affected this number.
The American and French Patents have been placed in an alcove contiguous to the room of the British Patents, and the whole collection put in charge of a curator. No record is made of the use of either the American or French Patents.