A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits open on his desk, suggesting he is copying, a common practice. A third book sits open on a stand behind him and a fourth sits open on a low stand to his right Several books are on shelves in the background. He wears a cloak and hood. There are two latticed windows on the left.

A Monk at Work in the Scriptorium

A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits…

The chimney-piece and bookcase is intended for the side of a Library. It is inlaid with green and red marbles and the doors are designed in perforated brass.

Chimney-Piece and Bookcase

The chimney-piece and bookcase is intended for the side of a Library. It is inlaid with green and red…

The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States.

The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States.

Children reading in a library.

Children Reading

Children reading in a library.

"Columbia University is a seat of learning in New York city. The charter of King's College, the original name of Columbia, was granted by George II., and finally passed the seals on Oct. 31, 1754, from which day the college dates its existence. The central library building and other costly buildings including St. Paul's Chapel, completed 1907, form a fine group."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Library of Columbia University

"Columbia University is a seat of learning in New York city. The charter of King's College, the original…

An index is a system used to make finding information easier. In a traditional back-of-the-book index the headings will include names of people, places and events, and concepts selected by a person as being relevant and of interest to a possible reader of the book.

File Index

An index is a system used to make finding information easier. In a traditional back-of-the-book index…

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that heading can be found in a document. In this traditional back-of-the-book index the headings will include names of people, places and events, and concepts selected by a person as being relevant and of interest to a possible reader of the book.

Index Device for Books

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that…

Man and child with books in the library.

Library

Man and child with books in the library.

Man and woman with books in the library.

Library

Man and woman with books in the library.

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

Library

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

A rectangular library table made out of oak.

Library Table

A rectangular library table made out of oak.

A parlor or library table made out of mahogany.

Library Table

A parlor or library table made out of mahogany.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Black and White

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Color

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Outline

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Two men having a discussion in a bookstore.

Men in a Bookstore

Two men having a discussion in a bookstore.

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Public Library

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A girl and a boy reading a book.

Reading

A girl and a boy reading a book.

The Laurentian Library Stall was designed beginning of the 16th century in Florence. It was said to have been designed by Michelangelo.

Laurentian Library Stall

The Laurentian Library Stall was designed beginning of the 16th century in Florence. It was said to…

Gulliver on a contrived wooden ladder, built just for him so he could read the giant books of Brobdingnag.

Wooden steps

Gulliver on a contrived wooden ladder, built just for him so he could read the giant books of Brobdingnag.

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

"Coin struck in Tibet, from specimen in India Library; inscribed "27th year (of cycle=1772 A.D.) from the princely residence of Golden"." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Tibet Coin

"Coin struck in Tibet, from specimen in India Library; inscribed "27th year (of cycle=1772 A.D.) from…

"Plan of Wells Cathedral. A, Apse or apsis. B, Altar, altar-platform, and altar-steps. D E, Eastern or lesser transept. F G, Western or greater transept. H, Central towers. I J, Western towers. K, North porch. L, Library or register. M, Principal or western doorway. N N, Western side doors. O, Cloister yard or garth. P Q, North and south aisles of choir. R S, East and west aisles of transept. T U, North and south aisles of nave. R R, Chapels. V, Rood screen or organ loft. W, Altar of Lazy chapel." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Wells Cathedral

"Plan of Wells Cathedral. A, Apse or apsis. B, Altar, altar-platform, and altar-steps. D E, Eastern…