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and Plans; 2nd, such Geological, Anatomical, and Zoological works as consist chiefly of large plates; and 3rd, the newer books which have been added to the Library. At the north end of the room are Educational Reports, Examination Papers, and analogous documents, useful to scientific teachers or students.
Opposite each window is a table calculated to accommodate four readers.
At the south end of the Reading-room is a stand for holding catalogues and other books pertaining to the management of the Library, as well as shelves for bibliographical works, and for keeping the books of such readers as propose to return and again to require the same volumes.
The Reading-room is open daily from 10 A.m. to 4 P.m.; and on Mondays and Thursdays during Term-time at 7 P.m. All persons who are allowed to use the Museum may enter this room, and obtain orders to read from the Sub-Librarian; all the books in it may be removed from the shelves by them without further permission, or any condition except the observance of the regulations of the Library.
The regulations are as follows :—
1. All persons who are admitted to study in the Museum will be admitted to the Reading-room of the Library, for the purpose of reading.
2. Persons who desire to use the Reading-room without studying in other parts of the Museum, may obtain an order for the Reading-room by letter, addressed to 'The Radcliffe Librarian—Oxford Museum,' enclosing, if personally unknown, a sufficient letter of reference or introduction.
3. All persons entering the Reading-room are at liberty to use all books, maps, and documents in it, and to take any such from their places. They are requested to leave them on the table, and not to return them to their shelves,
4. Readers may, by application to the Sub-Librarian in attendance, obtain any book which is in the Library, other than those in the Reading-room. They may apply orally, or in writing on one of the slips provided at the Catalogue Stand.
5. There are two forms of slips for written application, one for books to be used in the Reading-room, one for books to be taken into the Central Court.
6. Books may be removed according to the regulation on the slips, for study of objects in the Court, but readers may bring from the Court to the Reading-room such objects as osteological specimens, if the rules of the Court allow it; such as are calculated to injure the books cannot be so introduced.
7. The permission to use books in the Court does not extend to the Work-rooms, Private Rooms, or Laboratories.
8. By means of the 'Subjects' Catalogue,' and by application to the Sub-Librarian, it is believed that readers will obtain everything which they require; under special circumstances an order may be obtained from the Librarian to consult works in the Principal Book-room without removal to the Reading-room.
9. Readers who intend to frequent the Reading-room may have part of a table reserved for them, if they leave their names with the SubLibrarian—subject, of course, to the condition that they retain their right by use. If they wish books in use to be reserved for the next day, they should express their wish to the Sub-Librarian.
10. Readers who desire to draw, either from objects in the Museum or from plates existing in the Radcliffe Library, may have an easel and water (for water colours) on application to the Sub-Librarian. At present Mr. Drummond is ready to take pupils in Natural History
11. The Teacher in the Ruskin Drawing School (see p. 62) holds Evening Classes for teaching the Anatomical drawing of the Figure, on certain evenings during Term.
12. A first-class microscope by Powell and Lealand (including a object-glass) is attached to the Library, for reference, and for comparison of real objects with the illustrated works.
13. Readers are earnestly requested to observe silence. They can communicate to the Sub-Librarian any wants they may find unsupplied, and any inconvenience which they desire to have remedied.
At University, the College Library is open to all members of the College, and books may be taken out at all times, the borrower being only required to enter his name in the Register kept in the Library.
At Balliol, the College Library is especially rich in Divinity and modern books bearing on Classical Literature. Undergraduates can obtain books by depositing in the messenger's box a slip containing the name of the book which they require. There is also a small Library of books bearing on academical studies which is managed by Undergraduates themselves.
§ 4. College Libraries.
At Merton, the College Library is open without restriction to all members of the College: a special reading-room for Undergraduates is attached. The Library is especially rich in Mediaeval Theology and Medicine: it will hereafter be devoted chiefly to books on Modern History.
At Exeter, (1) the Fellows' Library is open to Undergraduates every Saturday in full Term between the hours of u and 12. A.m. The entrance is from the Undergraduates' Library. Books may be taken out at that time on application to the Librarian, and at other times on application to a Fellow. (2) There is a Library for the special use of Undergraduate Members of the College, which is open every week-day from 9 A.m. to sunset, and from which books may be taken out under certain conditions.
At Oriel, (1) the College Library is open to Undergraduates under certain restrictions; (2) there is a special Library for Undergraduates which is open to them without restriction.
At New College, the College Library is open to Undergraduates, and books may be taken out under conditions prescribed by the College or by the Librarian.
At Queen's, the College Library is especially rich in Modern Literature. It is open (1) to all resident Graduates of the College, who may on application to the College obtain a private key for use during Term; (2) to all Undergraduate members of the College, who are allowed to take out books, not being books of reference, for any period not exceeding three weeks. It is also open to all Graduates of the University, residing in Oxford, who may take books out, under certain conditions, on application to the Librarian.
At Lincoln, (1) the College Library is especially rich in Scholastic Theology, in pamphlets of the period of the Civil War, and in books bearing on the Old Testament. In future it will be chiefly confined to works on Theology. It is open to Fellows of the College only, except by special leave. (2) The Undergraduates' Library is furnished with books bearing on the subjects of the several University Examinations. It is open to Undergraduates of the College, without restriction, between 9 A.m. and 10 P.m. on every day during Term.
At All Souls', the Library is especially rich in works bearing upon Modern History and Law. A Reading-room is attached to it, which is open to all Graduates of the University, to Barristers on the Oxford Circuit, and to Undergraduates who produce a written recommendation from either a Chichele Professor or their College Tutor, from 1 1 A.m. to 4 P.m. every week-day, except during the months of August and September, and some few other days during the year, when it is entirely closed.
At Magdalen, the Library is rich in Divinity, Natural Science, and Topography. Standard works in Classics and other branches of University education are added as required. Undergraduates can obtain books from it by application to the Librarian or one of the Fellows. ,
At Brasenose, there is an Undergraduates' Library and Reading-room, in addition to the College Library.
At Corpus, the Library is rich in Divinity, and in Early Printed Classics. The archives contain a large collection of valuable MSS., and also a curious collection of Italian works relating to Italian history and topography.
At Christ Church, (1) the Library is rich in old Divinity, and is kept up in all subjects entering into academical study: (2) a Reading-room is open to Undergraduates four hours every weekday in full Term, and they may, subject to certain regulations, take out books.
At Trinity, Undergraduates may obtain books from the College Library by applying to the Librarian.
At St. John's, (1) the College Library is especially rich in Theology, and contains also some valuable works in History: Undergraduates can obtain any book from it by applying to their Tutor. (2) There is also a special Library, consisting chiefly of books of reference, which is open from 8 A.m. to 10 P.m. every week-day in full Term, and from which, subject to certain rules, Undergraduates are at liberty to take books out for themselves.
At Jesus, the College Library is especially rich in English controversial divinity of the latter half of the seventeenth century. There is also a Library of selected books for the use of Undergraduates.
At "Wadham, Undergraduates may obtain books from the College Library by applying to the Librarian. Graduates may, on application, be provided with keys.
At Pembroke, Undergraduates can obtain books from the College Library by applying to the Librarian or to a resident Fellow.
At Worcester, (1) the College Library is rich in Architectural Works, Travels, Old Plays, and Pamphlets: it is especially rich in works bearing on the studies of the University. All members of the College may, under certain restrictions, obtain books from it, for use both in Term-time and in Vacation. (2) The Undergraduates' Library, containing books bearing on the subjects of the several Schools, is open as a reading-room every day until
At St. Mary Hall, the Library is at all times accessible to Undergraduates without restriction.
At St. Edmund. Hall, the Library is rich in Patristic and Modern Theology. It is open at fixed times on three days in the week to all members of the Hall.
At Keble, Undergraduates may take out books from the Library on making an entry in a book which is kept for the purpose.
§ 5. The University Museum.
The University Museum consists of a large group of buildings which are wholly devoted to the study and teaching of various branches of Physical Science. It contains collections in illustration of Mineralogy, Geology, Zoology, Comparative Anatomy, Pathology; together with the necessary apparatus for Chemistry and Physics. It also contains Lecture-rooms, Libraries, Laboratories, Dissecting-rooms, and other appliances for each class of teaching.
It is divided into separate Departments, which correspond to the several Professorships of Mathematical and Physical Science, and all of which are accessible without fee to all members of the University. Students of Physical Science who are not members of the University are admitted on the introduction of a Professor; and strangers from a distance, who wish merely to view the Museum, are admitted daily, between 2 P.m. and 4 P.m., on recording their names in the Visitors' Book.
The separate Departments are described in the following pages.