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The Mercantile Age and Textile Times,
,5.'! Waterloo Street.
The Reformed Presbytekian Witness, 61
Bridge Street, Wishaw.
The Young Men's Christian JIagazine,
Jlontlily, 70 Botliwell Street.
Times Diary, 66 Mitchell Street.
48 Miller Street.
This library was founded in 1791 by Walter Stirling,
Esq., merchant in Glasgow, and sometime magistrate,
and has since received many very valuable additions
from various donors. The estimated number of vol-
umes at present in the library, is between 40,000
and 50,000, including a full set of the publications
of the Patent Office. The library is rich in fifteenth
century printing, and contains several manuscripts.
The library is open daily from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m.
The public are supplied with ample facilities for con-
sulting the books and speciScatioBS of patents in the
library hall.
Life subscription to lending department, £,o os. ;
mnual subscription, 10s. 6d. ; six-monthly sub-
scription, 7?. 6d. (entitling to two works and one
nagazine). Firms sending four readers, or any com-
sination of not less than four readers, 5s. 3d. each
^entitling to one work).
In 1871 the Glasgow Public Library (containing
jfebout 14,000 vols.) was amalgamated with Stir-
j ing's. There was also added some years ago the
valuable library of the late Dr. Scouler (over 2000
7ols.), who bequeathed the whole of his books and
J. Ferguson, secretary ; D. Sandeman, treasurer ;
rhos. Mason, librarian; Wm. Button, sub-librarian.
Temporary Premises — 60 Ingram Street.
Founded on a bequest of the lale Stephen Mitchell,
jlsq. Mr. Mitchell died in April, 1874, and the be-
[uest was accepted by the Town Council in July of
he same year.
The libraiy was opened November 1, 1877, and is
)pen daily from 9.80 a.m. till 10 p.m. uninterruptedly.
t contains about 64,000 volumes, and is believed to
[le the largest library in Scotland to v.'hich the general
iublic have a right of free admission. The books
ire not permitted to be taken away, but may be read
iQ the library, which has been conveniently furnished
Jor this purpose. There is a magazine room, where
lay be seen more than 250 of the principal
reekly, monthly, and quarterly periodicals, including
number of American, German, and French. The
dmissioa is free, and no introduction or guarantee is
equired. In the selection of the books to form the
brary, efforts have been made to give it a thoroughly
?presentative character, so that students in every
department of knowledge will derive advantage from
its use. Collections of books relating to Scotland,
and particularly to Glasgow and the West, are form-
ing. The "Poets Corner" is believed to contain the
largest and most valuable library of Burns and Scot-
tish Poets and Dramatists in existence. Much atten-
tion has also been devoted to securing standard
works on industrial and technological subjects.
The number of readers is large, the average num-
ber of volumes consulted daily being more than
1500. The total number issued from the commence-
ment to 6th March, 1886, was 3,139,885, exclusive
of the reading of the periodicals in the magazine room.
The library is administered by the following com-
mittee of the Town Council, the Hon. the Lord Pro-
vost ; Preceptor W^ilson, convener; Councillor Colqu-
houn, sub-convener; the Dean of Guild, Councillors
P. Bertram, T. Gumming, R. Graham, D. Logan, W.
Pettigrew, W. R. W. Smith ; F. T. Barrett, librarian ;
John Ingram, sub-librarian.
Receives regularly all the latest home and foreign tele-
grams, and the London, English, Provincial, Scotch,
and Irish newspapers and Directories; also. Commer-
cial Lists, French, German, Colonial, Canton, Indian,
and American papers, with all the leading reviews,
magazines, &c. Open daily from 8 morning till 8
evening, Sundays from 9 morning till 5 evening.
Strangers resident beyond 45 miles, having no busi-
ness connection with city, introduced by subscribers
not charged, unless they attend for more than four
Manager, G. B. M. Beatson ; Master of Room,
Alexander Russell ; clerk, George Smith, and two
34 Trongate.
The objects of this institute are to promote the
social, moral, and intellectual welfare and recreation
of the industrial classes. These objects are sought
to be obtained by the following means : — (1) The
provision of a spacious reading-room, well supplied
with the Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Irish, and
principal provincial newspapers and magazines, and
other periodicals. (2) Recreation halls, in which are
games of billiards, chess, draughts, &c.
The club halls are open every lawful day from 9-
a.m. till 10.30 p.m., Saturdays, 11 p.m. The annual
subscription is 5s.; monthly, 6d. ; visitors, Id. each.
A. MacDougall, president; J. A. Bertram, vice-presi-
dent ; R. Hillhouse, treasurer ; R. Watt, secretary,
58 Dundas Street, Kingston ; J. Young, J. Court,
W. Cameron, W. Dickson, D. Fisher, J. Drummond,
J. Kirk, J. Russell, W. T. M'Culloch, W W. Wylio,
W. Harrison, directors ; D. Moore, janitor, 139 Green-
head Terrace.
Allan Macbeth, Conductor.
! The object of the Choral Union is to cultivate
nd diflfuse the knowledge of, and taste for. Classical
lusic, and for this purpose frequent public perform-
nces are given, at which the leading artistes in the
juntry appear. Members meet for rehearsal on
le evenings of Monday and Wednesday during the
session in the Hall, 233 Buchanan Street.
Ladies and gentlemen admitted to membership by
application to the hon. secretary. Gentlemen pay an
annual subscription of five shillings. Subscription
Choral and Orchestral Concerts are given during
the season. David M'Gibbon, 77 Queen Street,
honorary secretary ; John Wallace, 58 W. Regent St.,
acting secretary.

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