At Books, Beers and Fonts, I’m putting up photos of antique, mostly Victorian, fonts.
I thought you modern library users might get a kick out of this list of rules, in the photo below.
This is a plate from one of the fragile books I work with. It used to be part of the collection of the state library, for use by the state legislature.
It was located at Case 144, shelf 7.
These plates are circa 1900.
I especially like the last restriction, about copying with a pencil.