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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.
day. The columns of "Loans returned” do not include the books taken and returned the same
The figures of 1867 were got by an estimate; those of 1868 and 1869 by actual
NOTE. Compare Appendixes X and XI, and notes to the same.
74.2 125,273 76.36
LOWER HALL READING.
*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.