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The room in which the general library of the University is housed, was built and furnished by Sir Henry Tate whose name is permanently associated with it.

The University aims at founding a scholars' library adequately equipped with the leading authorities and works of reference in the main departments of learning. The books at present in the Library, numbering some 107,000 volumes include a valuable collection of Academies and Periodicals, and great series such as Migne, Pertz, Muratori, and the Acta Sanctorum. Among rarer possessions are the Rylands collection of early works on geography and astronomy, several illuminated manuscripts, a collection of works by or relating to William Blake, sets of the Roxburghe, Bannatyne and Maitland Clubs, the William Noble library, the Rendall collection of editions of Marcus Aurelius and over a hundred and

fifty incunabula; the earliest specimen of printing being a leaf of the 42-line Bible, circa 1454, and the final sheets of the Constitutiones of Clement V, printed by Fust and Schoeffer at Mainz in 1460. The general printed catalogue is in card form, and there is a hand-list of Journals and Periodicals, as well as other special bibliographies.

An important development has been effected by the creation of External Departmental Libraries, constituting branches of the general library, but housed in separate departmental buildings. These libraries, which aim at providing the most modern and advanced scientific literature in each subject, are under the control of the Central Library Administration, and recognised as part of the University Library. Under this arrangement, books and journals dealing with particular branches of science are stored. in the External Departmental Libraries, works of a general nature embracing several subjects being retained in the Tate Library.

There are in addition twenty-three Class Libraries of
the Faculty of Arts intended to provide necessary
teaching apparatus in the various Arts subjects.

The sources from which the library is maintained
are :—(1) An annual grant from the Council; (2) the
interest of a capital sum of £1,000 given in 1893 by
the Rev. S. A. Thompson Yates for the purchase of
works in economic science and history or in classics;
(3) the interest of a capital sum of £5,000 given in 1896
by Sir Henry Tate for general library purposes; (4) an
annual grant of £1,000, being the interest from a capital
sum allocated by the Council from the General Appeal
Fund of 1920.


Rules and Regulations

During the Academic term the library is
open between the hours of 9.30 and 5.0 on every week-
day, except Saturday, when it closes at 1.0.

I. Books may be taken out only by registered day
students, members of the teaching staff, and members of

2. A separate voucher must be filled in (legibly and
in ink) and deposited with the Librarian for each work
borrowed. No book must in any circumstances be
taken out of the library until a voucher has been given
for it.

3. All books borrowed must be returned to the book-
tray within a fortnight of the day of issue, and no
returned books may be taken out again until they have
been replaced on the shelves by the Librarian.

4. Members of the Teaching Staff or such Research
Students as have made written application and are
approved by the Librarian, are entitled to have in
their possession not more than twelve volumes at one
time, for a period not exceeding a month, subject to the
ordinary fines specified in Regulation 15..

5. No student may have in his possession more than
three volumes at a time.

6. Holders of books will be held responsible for
injury or loss of the same.

7. Any student wishing to use a book already taken
out by some other member of the University should give
written notice of his wish to the Librarian.

8. Silence shall be observed in the library. Any
reader disturbed by a breach of this rule should inform
the Librarian.

9. The Librarian shall be responsible for maintaining
order in the library. In case of disorderly conduct or of
any breach of rules, he may require the student so
offending to withdraw from the library for the remainder
of the day, and shall immediately report the offence to
the Vice-Chancellor for consideration by the Committee
of Discipline.

10. VACATION. Every book borrowed must be
returned six days before the end of term, regardless of
the date of issue. Books will be re-issued, by permission,
for the vacation three days before the end of term,
returnable on the first day of the new term.

II. RESERVED BOOKS. No dictionary, work of
reference, or book placed on the reserved shelves, may be
taken out of the library, and students referring to these
books in the library must replace them, after use, in the
cases allotted to them.

Rare or valuable books in the glazed shelves are issued
only at the discretion of the Librarian.

12. ENROLLED READERS. Former students, members
of learned societies meeting at the University or at the
Royal Institution, members of the learned professions,
and other fit persons, on approval of their names by the
Library Committee, have the privilege, renewable each

session, of using the library for purposes of reading and reference only, on payment of two guineas annually.

In special cases this privilege may be extended gratis to teachers engaged in the higher branches of study, or to scholars engaged in special enquiry or research, who shall make application, and shall satisfy the Library Committee that they are able to use the library to advantage.

13. THEORY OF EDUCATION. The educational books purchased with the City Council Grant may be taken out by any student attending any of the lectures on the Theory or Art of Education, whether a registered day student or not. Only two of these books may be taken out at one time.

14. EVENING STUDENTS. Students attending evening lectures at the University may use the library for purposes of reading and reference only. Evening students are not permitted to remove books from the shelves, but should apply to the attendant.

15. FINES. Anyone infringing rule 2 will incur a fine of Ios. Anyone infringing rules 5, 8, or 10 will incur a fine of 2s. 6d. Anyone detaining a book beyond the time allowed will incur a fine of id. per day on each volume, and no defaulter will have the privilege of taking books out.

16. The Librarian, on previous application in writing, is empowered to suspend the operations of rules 3, 4, and 5 in special cases.


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