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How did pre-WW2 undergraduates access library resources?

In his 2010 article 'The myth of browsing' (American Libraries, vol. 41, no. 6/7), Donald Barclay states the following (emphasis mine): "Prior to the Second World War, the typical academic library was neither designed nor managed to support the browsing of collections. At best, faculty might be allowed to browse, but it was the rare academic library that allowed undergraduates into the stacks." Is this true? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 23, 2016 - 15 answers

I can barely hear myself think!

With all the comings and goings of housemates, my home is a veritable mental aslyum at the moment and I am finding it impossible to study. I absolutely must complete a literature review for my Masters thesis this evening or I am dead. Does anyone know somewhere here in Barcelona that is quiet, cosey, conducive to study AND open until very late? Bonus points if they serve coffee and have wifi. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Nov 26, 2008 - 1 answer

A Library Fortress of Silentude?

There is a war going on in the library. This conflict is between students who seek solitary silent study and those who seek to study or work on projects in groups. An individual student's allegiance to a faction can change from day to day based on their current course load. Because the Grouparians have the advantage of numbers, they tend to win out over the Solitarites. Surely the latter group needs a fortress all their own? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on May 1, 2008 - 42 answers

Good public study spaces in South Florida?

Favorite libraries or public study spaces in South Florida? [more inside]
posted by JamesToast on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I study in NYC that has wifi?

Where can I study in NYC that has wifi? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Sep 7, 2005 - 9 answers

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