Several complaints have again been brought to our notice of the selfishness which prevails in the use of books of reference in the library. When a student is compelled to exercise such ingenuity in gaining an honest opportunity to use a book, the thoughtlessness which some men exhibit in their abuse of privileges is highly reprehensible. If the various departments are unable to procure more than a single copy of a book particularly in demand, the greatest care should be exercised by each student who uses it that it shall be in his possession no longer than is absolutely necessary. Many of the reference books are to be used by over a hundred students, and each individual delay will therefore result in the serious incommoding of the entire number. We trust that each will feel called upon to save his fellows all delay which may arise from his carelessness.
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