Outside his name

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 6 18:57:50 UTC 2007

At 1:40 PM -0500 12/6/07, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 12/6/2007 10:20 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>There's also a unit called the "Harvard University Library," but it's
>>only some kind of administrative office, to the best of my knowledge.
>>I've used the Harvard College Library since 1972 and worked in Widener
>>Library from 1980 to 2000, without ever having occasion to deal with
>>the Harvard University Library, beyond standing in front of the
>>building that houses it while waiting for the bus.
>Who paid you?  :-)
>Some Harvard libraries are not part of the Harvard College set, such
>as Law, Business, Medicine, Education.  (Borrowing privileges at
>Windener, at least for alumni of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, do
>not automatically extend to these.)  Although I don't know whether
>these make the "Harvard University Library" any more
>content-full.  Next time I'm at one of these, I'll look to see how
>the books are stamped.
Everything is simpler here--Sterling Memorial Library, the
counterpart of Widener, is indeed (part of) the Yale University
Library, and books are stamped accordingly.  There is no Yale College
Library (to go with the Yale College Dean's Office); even the
undergraduate library (formerly Cross Campus Library, now--a major
renovation and many millions of donor dollars later--Bass Library) is
part of the Yale University Library.


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