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the Library & 6sociation Series

EDITED BY J. Y. W. MACALISTER, HONORARY SECRETARY OF

THE ASSOCIATION

No. 2

PUBLIC LIBRARY LEGISLATION

BEING THE LAW RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND TECHNICAL

EDUCATION, AND ALL STATUTES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
AFFECTING LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES,

ETC., IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND SCOTLAND

BY

H. W. FOVARGUE

TOWN CLERK OF EASTBOURNE

AND

J. J. OGLE
LIBRARIAN OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, BOOTLE

LONDON

PUBLISHED FOR THE ASSOCIATION BY
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT & Co., LIMITED

4 STATIONERS' HALL COURT, E.C.

1893

PRICE, HALF-A-CROWN, NET

Library Association - United Kingdom.

THIS Association was founded on 5th October, 1877, at the conclusion of the International Conference of Librarians held at the London Institution, under the presidency of the late Mr. J. Winter Jones, then principal librarian of the British Museum.

Its objects are : (a) to encourage and aid by every means in its power the establishment of new libraries ; (b) to endeavour to secure better legislaiion for rate-supported libraries; (c) to unite all persons engaged or interested in library work, for the purpose of pro:20ting the best possible administration of libraries ; and (d) to encourage bibliographical research.

The Association has, by the invitation of the Local Authorities, held its Annual Meetings in the following towns: Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, London (twice), Cambridge, Liverpool, Dublin, Plymouth, Birmingham, Glasgow, Reading, Nottingham, and Paris.

The Annual Subscription is ONE GUINEA, payable in advance, on 1st January The Life Subscription is FIFTEEN GUINEAS. Any person actually engaged in library administration may become a member, without election, on payment of the Subscription to the Treasurer. Any person not so engaged may be elected at the Monthly or Annual Meetings. Library Assistants, approved by the Council, are admitted on payment of a Subscription of HALF-A-GUINEA.

The official organ of the Association is The Library, which is issued monthly and sent free to members. Other publications of the Association are the Transactions and Proceedings of the various Annual Meetings, The Library Chronicle, 1884-1888, 5 vols., and The Library Associition YearBook (price one shilling), in which will be found full particulars of the work accomplished by the Association in various departments.

A small Museum of Library Appliances has been opened in the Clerkenwell Public Library, Skinner Street, London, E.C., and will be shown to any one interested in library administration. It contains Specimens of Apparatus, Catalogues, Forms, &c.

All communications connected with the Association should be addressed to the Hon. Secretary, J. Y. W. MACALISTER, Esq., 20 Hanover Square, London, W. Subscriptions should be paid to H. R. TEDDER, Esq., Hon. Treasurer, Athenæum Club, Pall Mall, London, W.

(For List of Publications see Third Page of Cover.)

Library association Series

EDITED BY J. Y. W. MACALISTER, HON. SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION

No. 2

PUBLIC LIBRARY LEGISLATION

BY

H. W. FOVARGUE AND J. J. OGLE

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