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FEB 17 1914
Chicago Public Library
818 Dearborn Ave. 1185 Fullerton Ave. 1406 W. Division St. 224 S. Market St. 1545 W. Division St. 80 N. Dearborn St. 1501 S. Fortieth Ave, 188 W. Washington St. 1241 Sedgwick St.
Secretary Librarian Assistant Librarian
Five thousand copies of the Book Bulletin are issued monthly, except in July and August, and are distributed free of charge in all departments of the Main Library and in all branches. Copies will be mailed to any address for twenty-five cents a year to cover postage.
An annual cumulated number is published in January of each year and is on sale at ten cents per copy.
How the Library
II. Industrial and Commercial Deposits.
For the convenient use of the wageearners living in the remoter sections of the city, who crowd the surface and elevated cars to their maximum capacity during the morning hours, and again at dusk, the Chicago Public Library has installed in the places where they work collections of books numbering from 300 to 1,500 volumes. These can be drawn for home use and exchanged as desired in the same manner and with like privileges as in the branch libraries open to the general public.
Cordial cooperation on the part of the business managers controlling these industrial and commercial establishments has made possible the administration of the business house branches on a broad and generous basis. The employees in the several factories or other establishments number from 1,000 to 10,000; without the facilities thus offered, many thousands of them would be unable to use the Library because long distances between their homes and the nearest library agencies would practically debar them from such use. The agreement entered into by the Library and each of the business houses concerned contemplates the following division of service and expense:
Library Departments and Hours Circulating, Open Shelf and Registry Departments, third floor; open 9 a. m. to 8:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.
Reference Room and Public Card Catalogue, fourth floor, open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Thomas Hughes Room for Young People, fourth floor, open 9:80 a. m. to 6 p. m., closed on Sunday. Art Room, fifth floor; open 9 a. m. to 5:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.
Patents, Documents and Bound Newspapers Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open a. m. to 5:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.
Civics Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., closed on Sunday.
Reading Room for current magazines and newspapers, fourth floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays ℗ a. m. to 6 p. m.
A directory of the Branches, with hours of opening, and of the Delivery Stations, will be found on the last two pages of this number.
Serves the Public
The firm supplies adequate quarters with necessary equipment of shelving and furniture, and employs a competent librarian to issue the books drawn for home use by their employees, and to aid the latter in such reference work as their interest in correspondence school courses, and evening school courses or courses of instruction financed by the firm, may demand. For books not represented in the deposit collection, choice may be made of books in the Central collection of the Library, the firm providing the transportation thereof by one of their wagons (usually a daily call).
The Library selects and provides the books, making exchanges at frequent intervals to keep the collection up-to-date and attractive, and supplies sets of printed finding lists to enable selection of books supplemental to the local collection. An added service is that of reference research at the main library on questions of business information and kindred topics.
Not including the collections used locally by the Eleanor Club and the Women's Trade Union League, whose membership is made up of working girls, there are now nineteen deposit collections of the character described. Although some of them were in operation but a fraction of the
year, the total circulation of books during 1913, excluding hall use, reached the large total of 160,812 issues.
Many of the firms have considerably enlarged the space devoted to their libraries since these were first installed, and have shown great interest in rendering them attractive as well as convenient for the use of their workers.
Their house organs devote space monthly to features of library interest, and to lists of books that appeal to those who are endeavoring to equip themselves for more responsible positions-including accounting, salesmanship, efficiency methods, and the special information required in departments devoted to textiles, ceramics, electrical appliances, interior decoration, window displays, advertising and allied subjects. Two of the firms also issue monthly library bulletins for distribution among their employees, and one of the firms utilizes the back of the menu cards in their house lunch room for like bulletin purposes. Some of the firms have added to the general collection encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries and other reference sets.
From the annual summary furnished by the business house branch which has the largest deposit (1,800 volumes), the following figures are derived:
Total circulation of books, 32,354.
One of the mercantile houses compiles a monthly summary of statistics. For the final month of the year, the figures were as follows:
Books issued during the month, 4,180. Books issued during same month last year, 3,382.
Gain for the month, 798.
Library Training Class
The sixth Training Class for preparing candidates for positions in the Library service will open on March 16th, next.
The Chicago Public Library is, of course, a branch of the municipal civil service, employment in which is obtainable only through examinations conducted by the Chicago Civil Service Commission. Examinations for library service are technical, and presuppose some knowledge of library work, gained through experience, through library schools, or in training classes.
The course is divided between instruction and study, and practice work in the different departments of the Library and its branches.
Candidates for this Training Class must be residents of Chicago, and must have had at least the equivalent of a high school education. They must be in good physical condition, and must possess satisfactory
personal qualifications. Those between the ages of twenty and thirty-five will be given preference. Applicants must pass an entrance examination in history, literature, and general information; this examination will be held at the Public Library Thursday, March 5th, at nine o'clock.
Only those are expected to enter the class who intend to accept positions here, after passing the Civil Service examination and receiving appointment. They must also be willing to take such assignments as are given them, even though these may be long distances from home and involve evening hours.
Members of the class receive no compensation during the period of training. The salaries paid those who enter the service through the official examinations usually begin at $480 a year and are subject to automatic increases based upon efficiency.
Application blanks, which must be filled out and returned not later than March 1st, will be supplied upon request. It is very desirable that each applicant have a personal interview before that date with the Director of the Training Class, Miss Faith E. Smith, with whom appointments may be made for any hour between 9:00 a. m. and 5:30 p. m. daily, in the Training Class room, fourth floor, Library building.
A New Branch for the North Side On or about March 1st, the Sheridan Branch of the Chicago Public Library will be opened to the public. Its location at 4734-36 Racine avenue, near the junction of Broadway and Lawrence avenue, renders it of convenient access to a large and compactly settled territory. Commodious and wellequipped reading rooms, both for adults and young people, will be provided, and there will be a well-balanced collection of books for home use.
Notice to Users of Books
Patrons of the Library who withdraw books for use at home are cautioned to examine the volumes upon securing them, and to call immediate attention to any mutilations, or damaged condition, of any book so obtained. The last user of a book is held responsible for all damages noted upon its return.
On Lincoln's Birthday, Thursday, Feb. 12th and on Monday, Feb. 23d, the day set apart for the commemoration of Washington's Birthday, the circulating department of the Main Library will be closed and the reference and reading rooms will be open from 9 a. m. to p. m.
The branches will be open from 2 to 6 p. m.
Books Added to the Library
Books marked do not circulate; those with the letter P are in the Art room, and those marked Doc. are in the Document department. *Ser. represents serials which do not circulate.
Guide to the 11th ed. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore. Catalogue of Catholic and other select authors in the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 1913. *O 961 Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. Oriental numismatics; a catalog of the collection of books relating to The East, presented to the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., by John Robinson. 1913. *O 2667 International, The, and Review of two worlds; a liberal magazine of literature, international politics, philosophy & drama. v.5-6, Dec. 1911-Dec. 1912. *Ser. Successor to Moods.
Vol. 1-6 (no. 1-6), entitled: The International. Lincoln Library, Springfield, Ill. Catalog of books by Catholic authors to be found in the Lincoln Library. 1913. *O 2014 McClurg and Company, A. C. A classified catalogue of selected standard books suitable for a public library proportioned in accordance with approved library methods. 1913. *O 2750 Portor, L. S. The greatest books in the world; interpretive studies. 1913. J 2803 "List of books helpful in a study of great books," p. 276-295.
Walsh, W. S. A handy book of curious information, comprising strange happenings in the life of men and animals, odd statistics, extraordinary phenomena and out of the way facts concernings the_wonderlands of the earth. 1913. *R 1450
Carus, P. The mechanistic principle and the non-mechanical; an inquiry into fundamentals. 1913. L 11043
Contents: The mechanistic principle and the nonmechanical.-Mark Twain's philosophy.-La Met trie's view of man as a machine.-Extracts from Prof. W. B. Smith's article "Push or pull?"-The spirit in the wheels: the mechanism of the universe as seen by a theist. [J. T. Bixby.]
The principle of relativity in the light of the philosophy of science. 1913. L 10048
Segno, A. V. The secret of memory; the demonstration of a new theory. 1908. L 11117
Ethics, Conduct of Life
Adams, G. M. You can; a collection of brief talks on the most important topic in the world-your success. 1913. L 11377 Eucken, R. C. Ethics and modern thought; a theory of their relations: the Deem lectures, delivered in 1913 at New York University. 1913. L 11397
Contents: The ethical problem in the present time. The ethical principle.-A defence of the ethical principle.-Evolution of the ethical principle.Morality and religion.-The present status of morality.
Wilson, T. W. The free life. 1908. L 11553 "Based upon a baccalaureate address delivered at Princeton University."
Wright, H. W. Self-realization; an outline of ethics. 1913. L 11554
Home university library of modern knowledge,
Whitelaw, T. Jehovah-Jesus. 1913. M 5121
Men and Religion Forward Movement.
Contents: 1. Congress addresses.-11. Social serv-
Mathews, S., ed. The woman citizen's library;
ration for the larger citizenship. 9v. 1913.
Woman and the law: The American con-
Lewinski, J. S. The origin of property and
Barker, D. A. The theory of money. 1913.
Tucker, G. F. The income tax law of 1913