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T h e library serves everyone, but it is the special 38 L. JOLLEY preserve of no one. It may take second place in each department's priorities, but second place is little consolation when only the first favourites have any hope of surviving. University libraries flourish in a period of general affluence, but when it becomes necessary to choose between the maintenance of an adequate library and the pursuit of special interests, then there are few who will sacrifice special interests in order to permit the maintenance of the library.

1964/5 Report of the University Grants Committee Birmingham Bristol Cambridge Durham East Anglia Essex Exeter Hull Keele Lancaster Leeds Leicester Liverpool No. of fulltime students No. of seats Ratio of seats to students 5437 4329 9580 2248 426 118 2138 2577 1083 327 6576 2083 5300 1134 1437 730 340 166 60 336 568 300 226 1266 464 1729 1:4-8 1 :3 1 :13 1 :6-6 1 :2-6 1 :1·9 1 :6-4 1 :4-5 1 :3-6 1 :l-4 1 :5-2 1 4-5 1 3-1 948 290 334 163 1:2-8 1:1-8 3114 2450 2498 3649 6232 4553 3519 9450 2202 4201 2491 1482 504 608 851 920 761 1968 1563 1268 2917 608 1008 751 850 185 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5-1 2-9 2-7 4-8 3-3 2-9 2-9 3-2 3-6 4-3 3-3 1-7 2-7 1905 1841 2653 2373 3241 7563 6902 4107 3470 784 692 642 620 1580 2864 688 635 705 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2-4 2-6 4-1 3-8 2-1 2-6 10 6-5 4-9 UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Bedford College Birkbeck College Imperial College of Science and Technology King's College London School of Economics University College Manchester Newcastle Nottingham Oxford Reading Sheffield Southampton Sussex York UNIVERSITY OF WALES Aberystwyth University College Bangor University College Cardiff University College Swansea University College Aberdeen Edinburgh Glasgow Strathclyde St.

Post-graduate bibliographical instruction for scientists has been en­ couraged by seminars at the National Lending Library for research students, uni­ versity librarians and academic staff. The programmes in some technical college libraries are described. Finally possible future developments are discussed and the three main problems hampering the spread of more ambitious programmes of instruction. INTRODUCTION In the last 30 years over 200 articles have been written on the subject of giving students instruction in the use of libraries.

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