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Royal Grammar School Chained Library in Guildford, England-Established in the early 1500s, the Royal Grammar School contains one of few remaining examples of the practice of chaining books to shelves. This allowed important or particularly useful books to be placed in communal areas for public perusal rather than locked away, paving the way for the public library system. Now the Headmaster's Study, the Chained Library holds books that date back to the late 1400s, including...click for more

Royal Grammar School Chained Library in Guildford, England-Established in the early 1500s, the Royal Grammar School contains one of few remaining examples of the practice of chaining books to shelves. This allowed important or particularly useful books to be placed in communal areas for public perusal rather than locked away, paving the way for the public library system. Now the Headmaster's Study, the Chained Library holds books that date back to the late 1400s, including...click for more

Old Public Library of Cincinnatti | Can't believe it's not around anymore and I only just heard of it...

Old Public Library of Cincinnatti | Can't believe it's not around anymore and I only just heard of it...

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England  (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)

Vintage Antique Old Leather Bound Books Art Print Trinity College Library Long Room Dublin Ireland Photography Rustic Industrial Home Decor

Vintage Antique Old Leather Bound Books Art Print Trinity College Library Long Room Dublin Ireland Photography Rustic Industrial Home Decor

AMERICAN FAMILY IMMIGRATION HISTORY CENTER - -  (AFIHC) site reports that it contains archival information on over “22 million passengers and members of ships' crews [who] entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924 - - - -http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/

AMERICAN FAMILY IMMIGRATION HISTORY CENTER - - (AFIHC) site reports that it contains archival information on over “22 million passengers and members of ships' crews [who] entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924 - - - -http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/

First Edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, the Greatest Illustrated Book of the Fifteenth Century (1493)

First Edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, the Greatest Illustrated Book of the Fifteenth Century (1493)

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