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NOTE.-In computing this percentage, the use of books in the Bowditch, Parker and Prince Libraries,-which are kept apart from the general classifications of the Library,-is reckoned as nearly as possible and included in the usual divisions, as indicated in the table. See Explanations to Appendix VII.
The figures of 1867 were got by an estimate; those of 1868 and 1869 by actual
The columns of "Loans returned” do not include the books taken and returned the same
NOTE. Compare Appendixes X and XI, and notes to the same.
*Transactions of learned societies and costly journals, kept in the Bates Hall, are not included in this count; nor are from twenty to thirty different American periodicals, kindly sent us by the publishers and not yet placed in the Reading Room.
† Eleven months and no vacation.