Other than libraries I have held office in. Why draw on memories of libraries used (with one exception) long ago? To recall methods of service then found perfect; which, to me, would be perfect today. Any library giving the required knowledge quickly is modern, of this very day that is, even were it founded centuries ago. A library's power is in its stock, the modernity of that: “something evermore about to be”: and in its exposition and handling of that stock. I have known quite new libraries decrepit with age.
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