Electric lighting at Liverpool Library

November 30, 1892
As the reading season has just opened, it may be interesting to the book-loving public to learn that the Liverpool Library, Lyceum, has adopted electric lighting. Only those who have a practical knowledge of this matter can be fully aware of the injury caused to the binding of books by the constant use of gas in the rooms in which they are kept. This being one of the oldest (if not the oldest) institutions of its kind in the north of England, it necessarily possesses some hundreds of volumes valuable for their extreme antiquity.  Now that the innocuous electric light illuminates every dark corner, and the book-enemy (the gas) has been removed it is contemplated, among other improvements of the near future, to rebind in superior style these rare gems that the library possesses, and have them kept under lock and key in the librarian’s office.
(Liverpool Echo: November 30, 1892)

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