Reading Areas in College Libraries

  title={Reading Areas in College Libraries},
  author={Robert F. Sommer},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={249 - 260}
  • R. Sommer
  • Published 1 July 1968
  • Education
  • The Library Quarterly
W HILE some excellent studies of lighting, shelving, and information retrieval systems in libraries from an engineering standpoint have been conducted in recent years, much less interest has been exhibited in conditions and facilities in reading areas. It is possible to conceive of libraries consisting of catalog and retrieval facilities only, but most libraries do provide reading space for their patrons. While some people come to use the collections but read their books elsewhere, the… 

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