library slides

November 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm 2 comments

columbialibraryslideThe Paris Review gives us this incredible view of the enormous slide used to move books from one building to another at Columbia University in 1934. (A similar slide was used at Colorado College in the great book move of 1962.) Click the image to see other, less enormous, more fun library slides. Thanks, Brooklyn Blowback!

Entry filed under: academic libraries, perpetrated by staff, Tutt Library Colorado College.

not my favorite shenanigan. lost ancient art of librarian miniaturization

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  • 1. Kathleen Kirk  |  November 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Enjoyed all these book-moving devices!

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