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The suggestion here offered is similar to the plan in force with the French books. Why not have selected German books, novels and light literature as well as selected French and English? The necessary books are in the library, but why are they not set aside so that any one taking an elementary course, for instance, may familiarize himself with the language by reading interesting novels. As it is now, one is compelled to waste a great deal of unnecessary time in looking through the various catalogues. The German language abounds in romance that would be more widely read if it were made more accessible. This system of selected German, if put into operation, will be of great advantage to the members of the college, and although its adoption may appear very unimportant its effect on the German department would be correspondingly great.