In another column there is a complaint about the wretched ventilation of the Library. This complaint is an old one, but for that reason it should be the more quickly answered. The ventilation of the Library is wretched; there is no doubt about that fact. And we think that it is more than it need be, even with the poor facilities for admitting fresh air that are now at its command,
Cold draughts are as injurious as bad atmosphere, but with due care the windows in the gallery can be made to let in enough fresh air without creating a draught, to keep the atmosphere the Library from becoming so stifling and unhealthy, as it is now. If we cannot hope for improvement in the ventilating facilities in the Library, we certainly have a right to expect that those that do exist will be used as advantageously as possible.