Monday, March 8, 2010

Ye olde days of checking out books

Every once in a while I buy a used book and it's a library donation, and I'm reminded of how books used to have the pockets and the cards in the back, and you could sign your name or otherwise check them out that way.

(For a while in grade school I signed a fake name. Kitty, I think.)

Anyway, this Ask Metafilter question reminsces about those days, and explains how librarians kept track of books in those long-ago days before everything was computerized.

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