a catalogue of the books belonging to the library company of philadelphia

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3RULES TO BE OBSERVED BY THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA. I. The Librarian shall attend at the Library, every day (Sundays excepted) from the first day of April until the first day of October, from two o'clock, P. M. until sun-set, and from the first day of October until the first day of April, from one o'clock, P. M. until sunset. He shall enter in the catalogue, kept at the library, such books as may be purchased or added to the library ; label and number the same, as well as all others from which the label or number may be torn oil' or defaced. He shall also replace the books on the shelves, as they are brought in, as soon as he conveniently can, first having examined whether they are free from damage. II. He shall lend to any member, One Folio for five, j One Quarto for three, [w , One Octavo, or ("eeKs, Two Duodecimos, for two J and no greater number, unless on hire, or so connected as to be otherwise useless. Such persons, however, who reside at the distance of seven miles or upwards, are permitted to have books one week longer than the above-mentioned times. For all books so lent, he shall take a note, payable to the Company, for double the value, as nigh as he can estimate, of the book or set of books to which they belong, conditioned to return the same, undefaced, within the lime above mentioned ; at the expiration of which (unless application has been made by another member for the same books, and the Librarian requested to take a memorandum thereof,) the borrower may, on producing the book to the Librarian, renew his note for the like time. III. Every person, not being a member, who shall hire a book, and c. shall first give a note for double the value thereof, in the same manner, and be subject to the same regulations, as a member; and shall also depositc, as securi...
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