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It seems to be necessary to remind students who use the reserved books in the library that at this time of the year they should be especially careful not to abuse the privilege which is given them of taking books from the shelves. The usefulness of a reference library, however well regulated it may be, depends very much on the men who use it. A very few men can, by securing and needlessly holding all the books which are in demand at any time, seriously impair the usefulness of the library. We should hesitate to believe that there are any who do this in deliberate disregard of their fellow-students. But that there are some who are inexcusably careless in this respect there is ample evidence. A moment's thought will surely convince them that in this as in all matters in which the convenience of a large number of men is involved, the consideration of each for all is an absolute necessity.

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