Posts Tagged ‘libraries’

  • Washington State Library to follow the Blue Angels?

    It is big news in Seattle that federal budget cuts have caused cancellation of the Blue Angels’ annual visit to Seafair. In a similar vein, state budget cuts may impact another local institution: the Washington State Library. In recent decades, the library has been moved off of the Capitol campus. Budget constraints threaten additional changes. […] Read more...
  • Check out the New Website for the Public Law Library of King County

    The Public Law Library of King County was already a great resource for those who need access to legal information. Physically located in the King County Courthouse in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, the law library provides reference assistance, classes, and access to legal resources. The newly revamped website provides access […] Read more...
  • The World’s Largest Law Library

    With over 2.65 million volumes, the Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library. Founded in 1832, the law library of Congress has continuously served as the official law library for both Congress and the Supreme Court. Read more...
  • Stunning College Libraries

    Library interiors are often works of art in themselves. Flavorwire has published The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World. Check out the stunning photos. Read more...
  • Treasures of the Vatican Library

    Founded in 1475, the library at the Vatican is one of the world’s oldest continually operating libraries. The Vatican library houses a large collection, including 1.1 million printed books, 75,000 manuscripts and 8,500 incunabula (as pictured here, a hand-printed manuscript that was common in Europe prior to the invention of the printing press). Though closed […] Read more...
  • St. Catherine’s: The World’s Oldest Continually Operated Library

    While many libraries in the ancient world pre-dated it, the library at St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt has been continually running since about 565 AD. Constructed near the site of the burning bush, St. Catherine’s was difficult to access for many years, as it required a 10 day trip by camel. The library currently […] Read more...
  • Card Catalogs

    With the advent of online indexes, library card catalogs are now virtually obsolete. Amazing to think that less than 30 years ago, you may have been confronted with a seemingly endless card catalog if you wanted to access the Library of Congress. Card catalogs also required a lot of maintenance. For some reason the online-library search seems […] Read more...
  • Libraries as Art: The Library at Alexandria

    Of all of the ancient libraries, the library at Alexandria is likely the most famous. As a symbol of affluence in many societies, library buildings often involve the latest and greatest elements from the world of architecture. This certainly rings true for both the ancient and modern libraries at Alexandria. The ancient library of Alexandria […] Read more...
  • Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011!

    Stop by the library for candy. Check out the Library Blog for daily library trivia. View our READ poster exhibit. Learn why this year’s READ poster participants, Professor Natasha Martin and Dean Mark Niles, selected the books on display as ones that held special significance to them. For past READ poster participants and their selections, […] Read more...
  • Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale

    If you’re looking to add to your collection, the Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale is coming up April 15-17. This is a great way to add variety to your shelves while helping support a great city resource. Read more...