It seems almost trivial to return to a subject which is so well-worn as that of the use of books in the library: but when the annoyance increases to such a degree that it becomes almost maddening, some word of protest certainly is not out of place. If every man will but remember that his interest in a reserved book is not a life interest, and that others desire to use it as well as he, the whole matter will be simplified and the trouble abated. It is this thoughtlessness, and only thoughtlessness, without question, which causes all the trouble. A little more thought and a little less selfishness will result in far more satisfactory results to all. But because this subject is hackneyed no man has a right in common justice to neglect the matter.