Education: Friends of Libraries

A frequently quoted definition is Thomas Cariyle's: "The true University of these days is a Collection of Books." (Heroes and Hero-worship).

Since most university librarians feel that their needs are never very lavishly attended to, they must rely, for anything more than bare necessities, upon outside gifts. Oxford University has its Friends of the Bodleian Library, founded by the late Sir William Osier, who was curator of that most scholarly of English-speaking collegiate libraries. To Harvard has come $216,742 in gifts through its Friends of the Library, founded...

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