The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Library and Reading Room
Library and Reading Room.
Room No. 10 of the east wing is used as a reference library and reading room. Here all necessary books of reference are provided, and also a good selection of the periodical literature of this country and of England. No attempt is made at present to gather a general library. During the year 1880 a gift of about three thousand volumes was received from the family of the late Joseph Coolidge, of Bos- page 63 ton. This collection, known as the CoolidgeLibrary, is especially rich in excellent editions of Italian and French authors, and is a very material addition to the usefulness of the library.
Through the liberality of a number of citizens of St. Louis, an arrangement has been made by which the privilege of using the Mercantile Library has been extended, under prescribed conditions, to such members of the University as may be designated by the Chancellor.
Several memberships in the Public School Library are also at the disposal of the University.