Sunday, March 05, 2006

Yay for the Irish

Rules for Dublin's liberry in 1917.

Highlights:
No person shall be admitted who is in a state of intoxication, or is uncleanly in person or attire; nor shall any audible conversation be permitted in the Rooms.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rules for Oxford's Bodleian Liberry:

Do fidem me nullum librum vel instrumentum aliamve quam rem ad bibliothecam pertinentem, vel ibi custodiae causa depositam, aut e bibliotheca sublaturum esse, aut foedaturum deformaturum aliove quo modo laesurum; item neque ignem nec flammam in bibliothecam inlaturum vel in ea accensurum, neque fumo nicotiano aliove quovis ibi usurum; item promitto me omnes leges ad bibliothecam Bodleianam attinentes semper observaturum esse.

In Latin of course, this is the 21st century! Important note not to kindle fire or flame in the liberry...

Xtopher the para-Librarian said...

Check out these rules: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/librarian/14parislibraryrules.html

My favorite is "maximum silence."