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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO
N. B.-The Iigures indicate the Pages.
Act regulating Grammar Schools in U. C., 109.
Public Libraries inferiority of, 178.
Archeological Discovery, Quebec
Africa, Exploration of Central 35, 158.
Apportionment to Public Schools, U. C., 87.
Answers, Official to School Authorities 100, 183.
Art of Education, the 101.
Arnold, the late Rev. Dr. 113.
Advantages of U. C. System of Education 121.
Attendance at School, 99, 121, 146, 167, 198.
Alma River, the 195.
Chatham, Grammar School, 3-Enterprise in 81.
Circulars, Official 5, 6, 87, 90, 91, 116.
Certificates of Qualification, Provincial, 87, 182.
Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 123.
Code for the School, 131.
Colleges for the People, 147-Value of 163.
Coal Pit, Scientific observations in a 154.
Dignity of the Teacher's Work, 94.
Lord Elgin in Edinburgh, 5, 164.
Grammar Schools, U. C. 100, 116.
Promotion of Public Libraries, U.C. 132, 180.
Books for Youth and Children, 157.
Noble Examples, 181.
Normal and Model School's Examination 181.
Canada, 3, 81, 105, 121, 136, 152, 184.
United States, 4, 83, 106, 122, 153, 171, 186.
British Museum, 77.
Royal Library of Berlin, 93.
Examination of Grammar School Masters U. C.
Exhibition Educational at London 137.
EDUCATION, the art of 101, in Europe 103, bene-
fit of dependent on good 112. Glimpses of
English Language and French Alliance, 196.
Free Schools in Canada, 79.
I. HINTS on the Construction of Public Libraries, &c.... II. MISCELLANEOUS-1. Scotchmen abroad. 2. Sorrow and Resignation.
III. EDUCATIONAL INTELLIGENCE-1. Canada. 2. British and Foreign. 3. United States....
IV. Literary and Scientific Intelligence-Monthly Summary.. V. EDITORIAL-1. Lord Elgin in Edinburgh. 2. Compulsory Education.....
VI. OFFICIAL CIRCULARS-1 On the appointment of Grammar School Trustees. 2. Explanatory-In forwarding Library Books......
VII. SUPPLEMENTARY GENERAL CATALOGUE of Books for Public Libraries in Upper Canada.
[N.B.-No Book mentioned in this Catalogue will be disposed of to any private individual, or for any other purpose than for that of Public Libraries.]
how to make the best use of room, and must be thoroughly acquainted with the most convenient arrangements for his books.
HINTS UPON THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND BOOK CASES.
In contemplating the erection of an edifice for a library, it is most necessary to consider the means of protection from the dangers of fire
3 and water, and other destructive influences; the choice of a site re mote from a noisy or dangerous neighborhood, such as that of theatres, 5 factories, &c., but notwithstanding, conveniently situated for the visitors of the library; a regard to the wisest use of room, as well as to the comfortable and elegant arrangement of the interior; and finally, the possibility of an enlargement, if it should become necessary.
THE following article was prepared by an intelligent German gentleman, who has paid much attention to the subject of Libraries. We commend to our readers the valuable suggestions he has made, and the interesting facts he has stated:
Architects intrusted with the structure of public buildings, generally think it of greater importance to give the exterior a splendid appearance, than to combine convenience and comfort in the interior. A church, however beautiful its front, however harmonious the proportions of the interior may be, is constructed improperly if the congregation or the larger portion of it, cannot catch the
sermon of the preacher. A cathedral or church, even should it be ,built in the purest and noblest style, answers very badly the purpose for which it is intended if those present are not enabled to see and hea well in all parts of the house. Unfortunately, architects endeavor too frequently to make their names celebrated by commanding façades, put up according to the rules of architecture, while they care very little about the purpose for which the edifice is appointed. On the other hand, a librarian knows generally very little about regular architectural beauty, even though he may pride himself upon the diligent study of Ruskin's eminent works; but he ought to understand well
The plan of heating rooms with warmed air and lighting them with gas, is probably the best known and most approved, in consequence of its efficiency, and the almost entire annihilation of the dangers of fire. For these reasons it is the best method to be adopted in a public library.
Economy in the use of room is one of the most essential requisites in an edifice destined for a collection of books. The apartments should either only be so high that the top shelves are easily accessible by a light and transportable ladder, or be crowned with galleries, on which cases for books may be placed.
In some of the European libraries and reading rooms, skylights with panes of muffled glass have been introduced with great success. They admit light enough, and at the same time afford protection from the dazzling rays of the sun. The most suitable form for a library room seems to be a long and wide saloon, well lighted from above or both sides.
The book shelves should be fixed either to the walls, or if the room does not admit of it, they should form small recesses like those annexed on this and the next page:
Besides the room destined for the library itself, there ought to be a reading-room and some other smaller apartments. It would perhaps