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The History of Libraries

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S: History of Libraries

BC: East Bridgewater Public Library c1896 The library were I first became a librarian in 1989! | Source for information:

FC: History of Libraries: A Very Brief Tale!

1: Earliest know libraries had scrolls of text made with papyrus. Cuneiform tablets as early as 2000 BC were found in Nippur (Iraq) with list of Sumerian works of literature. | 39 AD First Public Library in Rome

2: In the Middle Ages, monastic libraries bound manuscript texts called codices. They were made of vellum.

3: The invention of printing in the 1400's increases the number of books dramatically. In the late 500's books were kept in cupboards.

4: Leiden University Library 1610 | Libraries began to store books in stalls. Readers could walk between the stalls. Reading was done standing up.

5: Bibliothque National, Paris 1868 Storing books by stack system is introduced.

6: Boston Public Library, 1887 First public library established in a major city.

7: In Kentucky, horse draw wagons were used to deliver books to people in the country side. 1905

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  • Title: The History of Libraries
  • Describes the history of libraries in a very short story!
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  • Published: almost 7 years ago