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RULES FOR THE REGULATION
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY.
Agreed to by the Joint Library Committee, 31st January, 1878.
1. The Library shall be open to Members of the Legislature between the hours of 9 a.m. and the rising of the House when Parliament is in session.
II. Any Member who desires to take out any volumes from the Library is to enter the title of the book in the register on the table, and sign his name thereto.
III. In cases where Members are unable to apply and give their signature personally, a memorandum addressed to the Librarian, specifying the work and bearing the Member's signature, shall be deemed sufficient; and such memorandum shall be equivalent to a Member's signature of receipt for the volume or volumes issued, with all responsibility attaching thereto.
IV. Seven days are allowed for each octavo volume, but, unless the same is inquired for, a strict compliance with this rule will not be insisted on.
V. No Member shall have in his possession, at the same time, more than two separate works, nor keep any work longer than fourteen days.
VI. Books retained beyond fourteen days will be written for by the Librarian, and must be returned immediately on such application. A Member desiring to keep a work more than fourteen days must return the same to the Librarian on the expiration of fourteen days from issue, and enter a fresh application, if no other application stand in the way.
VII. Members will be held responsible for the condition and safe keeping of volumes standing in their names; and any volume lost or defaced must be made good by the Member in whose name it stands, or the set, supposing it to form one of a set.
VIII. When a Member returns any volume he will make an entry to that effect, specifying the date, in a column set apart for that purpose in the Register, and leave it with the Librarian.
IX. Valuable Illustrated Works, Maps, and Books of General Reference, must not be removed from the Library.
X. Members or Committees of either House desirous of referring to Newspapers on the files will be allowed the complete file for reference, either in the House or Committee Rooms; but in no case must a Newspaper be removed from the file.
XI. Monthly and Quarterly Periodicals may be issued to Members in the same manner as other books, after fourteen days from the date of their reception in the Library, and four days will be allowed for the use of such, but not more than one number shall be taken out at the same time.
XII. Any person, not being a Member of either House of the Legislature, who shall transfer any book to any other person instead of returning it to the Librarian, or who shall return any book in a dirty, damaged, or defective state, or with any written notes or memo. randum upon it, will have his admission to the Library cancelled.
XIII. After each Session, as soon as convenient, the Librarian shall take an account of the books in the Library, and for that purpose shall address a circular to each Member who has any volume in his possession, in order that the same may be returned within a given time.
XIV. The Librarian is required to report to the Library Committee any infringement of these Rules.
XV. During the Recess, the Library will be open from 9.30 a.m. till 5 p.m., except on Saturdays, when the Library will close at 4 p.m., and on Sundays, when it will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.
By order of the Joint Library Committee.
CLASSIFICATION OF THE CATALOGUE.
SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND ARTS.
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23 25 25 27 28
THEOLOGY AND MYTHOLOGY
Old and New Testaments, and Commentaries thereon
Miscellaneous Theological Works
Mythology and Popular Superstitions
General Works ...
Mining and Metallurgy
Government in General
Government of Colonies
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POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES-continued.
Social Science ..
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Great Britain and Ireland
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HISTORY ON HISTORY IN GENERAL ...
General Works on History, Ancient and Modern ARCHÆOLOGY...
Oriental and Classical
Oriental and Egyptian
Old English Chronicles, Memorials, &c.
General and Constitutional History of England
Early English History
From the Peace of 1815 to the Present Time
Relative to New Zealand
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