The Librarian and Rome : Rules for The University of Gloucestershire Library c.1943

The Archivist at The University of Gloucestershire showed me these rules for the library she found in the Archives Collection dated c.1943 and gave me permission to post them here. The Library at the time was named “Rome” and the institution was then called St Paul’s Teacher Training College. I love them and wanted to share them with you. How times have changed! If you click on the images you should be able to zoom in to the text.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Definitely changed. Only male librarians, assistants and students.

    “Allow an odd whispered word to pass, but do not tolerate conversation.” made me smile, knowing what some libraries are like now. 🙂


    • I like “if in doubt about the number to be given to a particular book, pay a visit to the public library….you will find the librarian very willing to help providing the library is not busy” What would they think about what is happening to our libraries now I wonder.


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