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* Transactions of learned societies and costly journals, kept in the Bates Hall, are not included in this count, but they are all embraced -- if currently received - in the Periodical List published during the year.

This includes for 1869, 2,120, and for 1868, 2,013 non-resident readers; but now the distinction is not made.

|| This proportion between male and female readers is not fully trustworthy. The distinction is made in the count by means of the feminine names on the slips signed by the applicants, but when the signature gives only initials, this means of distinction often fails.

NOTE. The Reading Room of the South Boston Branch was opened with 25 periodicals, April 22, and up to and including April 30, 1,194 persons had used 2,543 periodicals, figures which are not included in the above table. APPENDIX XVIII. PERIODICALS OF WHICH DUPLICATES ARE TAKEN.

6. Commercial

7. Fashion

8. Illustrated Comic Magazines

9. Juveniles

10. Fine Arts

Total, excluding duplicates

STATISTICS OF USE.

Nümber of days open

Readers of Periodicals, males ||

Readers of Periodicals, females ||

Total readers

Daily average readers

Magazines read, total

Magazines read, daily average

Eleven months and no vacation.
Nine months.

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There were 2,669 volumes sent to be bound from the Lower Hall and Central Reading Room last year, and this year there were 3,219, including 247 for South Boston Branch. There were also 596 sent from the East Boston Branch, some of which were condemned by the binder.

* Three months' wear.

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propriations. maintaining Branches after the first year makes part of the general items of the several apcounted in one year's growth, and paid for in the subsequent year's account. nominally May 1st. In this way books added between March 15th and May 1st may be payable April 1st, is approved) will be audited in the subsequent year's account, beginning that bills accruing subsequent to the middle of March (when the last requisition of the year, vious year. Our financial and library years now nominally correspond, but it will happen cludes such as are bought with the balances with our foreign agents at the close of the preAccount, as well as those charged to the annual appropriations from the City, and also inNOTE. The expenditures for books cover the cost of those chargeable to our Trust Funds

The cost of

FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

APPENDIX XX.

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1865 385 64 2,200 2,303 98

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1867 504 18 2,200 2,299 14

1868 507 72 35,000 34,507 71

1869 659 85 1,400 1,537 44

1870 996 63 1,0001 1,210 85

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* The appropriation for Periodicals is included in that for Books.

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