September 29th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Harvard library loses its books

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No caption. Photo by The HarvardCrimson.

Or, more precisely, locks them away from students. Which some Cantabs have suggested sort of defeats the purpose of a library, you know?

When Harvard’s Dunster House — the sister college of Berkeley College — reopened its house library on Sunday, students discovered that all the library’s books were blocked by newly installed metal bars, effectively turning them from works of literature into wall ornaments. The Dunster House masters, Roger and Ann Porter, had not sent any notification to the Harvard or Dunster community about the bars’ installation as of yesterday.

Read more from The Harvard Crimson here. And ponder this: Is a library still a library if you can’t read its books?