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LIBRARIES
LIBRARIES, NEWS-ROOMS, AND NEWSPAPER OFFICES.
THE ELDER FREE REFERENCE LIBRARY,
GOVAN.
Founded by the late Mrs. John Elder, LL.D.,
whose husband was the well-known shipbuilder in
Govan.
The Library was opened on 5th September, 1903,
and is open daily from 9.30 a.m. till 10 p.m.;
Sundays from 2 till 8 p.m. It contains over 4,000
volumes in all classes of literature, special consider-
ation being given to works on shipbuilding and
engineering. There is a news room containing a
large number of newspapers and magazines; there
is also a ladies' room and juvenile library.
The Library is governed by the Town Council.
Librarian, R. Robertson.
ROYAL EXCHANGE ROOMS
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, Chinese, Imdian,
and American papers, with all the leading reviews,
magazines, &c. Open daily from 8 morning till 6
evening.
GLASGOW CORPORATION PUBLIC
LIBRARIES.
The Committee of Town Council in charge of the
Public Libraries under the control of the Corporation
consists of the Hon. the Lord Provost, Bailies
Shaw Maxwell. A. Campbell and W. Borland, the
Dean of Guild, Treasurer D. M. Stevenson, Coun-
cillors Barrie, Battersby (convener), Colquhoun,
Connell, Dick, Hoey, Mathieson, M. Mitchell,
Murray (sub-convener), M'Cutcheon, Paxton, A. H.
Pettigrew and Primrose. F. T. Barrett, City
Librarian.
BAILLIE'S INSTITUTION FREE PUBLIC
REFERENCE LIBRARY.
153 West Regent Street.
Founded 1863 ; opened 1887. The library con-
tains 23,000 volumes ; new books are added as
published. Hours, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Governors are elected by Faculty of Procura-
tors, Town Council, Senatus of University, Faculty
of Physicians and Surgeons, Merchants' House, and
Trades' House — the Dean of Faculty of Procurators
in Glasgow being Preceptor. Librarian, J. C. Ewing.
Chamberlain, Thomas Stout.
STIRLING'S & GLASGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY.
48 Miller Street.
Stirling's Public Library was founded by Walter
Stirling, merchant and ex-bailie of the city, and son
of Dr. William Stirling, a well-known Glasgow sur-
geon of the last century.
The library contains over 50,000 volumes and pam-
phlets, including many rare, valuable, and useful
works. It possesses several manuscripts (two on
vellum), and nearly thirty examples of fifteenth cen-
tury printing, the earliest being 1469, or fourteen
years after the issue of the first printed book.
The foundation being inadequate for the proper
maintenance of the library the directors organized a
system of lending of books. This has been immensely
developed in recent years, and a large supply of new
books and magazines — over 2000 copies annually of the
latter — render it one of the best, as it is by far the most
extensive and most moderately rated lending library
in the city and district. The terms are — For two
books and one magazine at a time, one year, 10s. 6d.;
six months, 7s. 6d.; life, £5 5s.; for one book (no
magazine) at a time, one year, 5s. 3d. Members
may join at any time (no entry money), and may
change their books and magazines singly or together
as often as they choose. The library is open every
lawful day from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m.
Board of Directors— President, Sir Wm. Bilsland,
Bart., LL.D., the Hon. the Lord Provost; vice-
president, John Barlow, M.D. ; elected by the Town
Council, Bailie Archibald Campbell, Councillor
Alexander Murray, Councillor Andrew Scott Gibson ;
elected by the Merchants' House, Henry Allan,
John S. Templeton and Wm. Robertson ; elected by
the Presbytery of Glasgow, Rev. Thomas Hislop,
Rev. Archibald Maclaren, and Rev. John Maclean,
D.D. ; elected by the Faculty of Physicians and
Surgeons, Dr. Geo. B. Buchanan, Dr. John Barlow,
and Dr. Alex. Napier ; elected by the Subscribers,
J. Forbes Ferguson, A. W. G. Buchanan, James
Macdonald, Chas. A. Small, Robert Stewart, G.
Neilson, William G. Dun, M.D., and Walter
Mackintosh.
Hon. treasurer, Walter Mackintosh ; hon. secretary,
John Forbes Ferguson ; librarian, W. J. S. Paterson.
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NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS.
DAYS OF PUBLICATION.
Building Industries, mid-Month, 62 Argyle St.
Caledonian Medical Journal, Quarterly, 68
Mitchell Street.
Chemist and Druggist, 20 West Campbell St.
Clerks' Gazette, Quarterly, 81 St. George's pi.
Commercial Compendium (The), Thursday,
156 St. Vincent Street.
Commercial Intelligence, Wednesday, 54
Gordon Street ; head office, 166 Fleet Street, London.
County ano Municipal Record, Weekly, 34
and 36 North Frederick Street.
Dundee Advertiser, Daily, 13a Bath Street.
Dundee Courier, Daily, 144 Port Dundas Rd.
Dundee Evening Post, Daily, 144 Port Dun-
das Road,
Dundee Evening Telegraph, 13a Bath St.
Dundee Weekly News, Sat., 141 Port Dundas
Road.
Eastern Argus, 179 Main Street, Shettleston.
Engineer and Iron Trade Advertiser,
Thursday, 28 Buchan Street.
Evening Citizen, Daily, 22 St. Vincent Place.
Evening News, every Afternoon, 67 Hope St.
Evening Times, Daily, 65, 69 Buchanan Street.
Forward. Thursday, 164 Howard Street.

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