Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 1. March 9, 1938
Have you Looked into the Art Room yet? As a retreat front the Library, as is peaceful spot to ruminate or eat chocolate bars it is much appreciated but to dig into the piles of [unclear: reprints,][gap — reason: illegible] tastical, the theoretical and practical books on all aspects of art and its applications is decidedly interesting as well as informative.
We saw you creep into the Library and stand awed by the mounting shelves of important and dull-looking books, and put a tentative hand out here and there to discover whether it was geography or religion that looked so dusty, and we noticed your rueful eye when you discovered a few of the "missing." Occasionally a blank is filled, so keep one eye always turned towards the New Books shelf as you pass in and out—the other. If you are wise, will be smiling at the librarians. Persistently smiling thus may lead to a little climb up a ladder and the following of an elaborate ritual which will reward you with the privilege of reading lames Joyce or Have lock Ells, who rank, of course, among the "condemned." As an enterprising Fresher yon will need every bit of your enterprise to get the value of your guinea from the Library, Study the plan on the end of the centre table and go whither your enthusiasms lead, but gird yourself against disappointment.