Library Regulations

Charlotte Social Library, ca. 1820

We recently came across this list of library regulations from the Charlotte Social Library, published around 1820. We’re still wondering how they enforced the “wet finger” rule.

2 thoughts on “Library Regulations”

  1. This is an astonishing document. The implication is that this is Charlotte, NC, but I am unaware of any other reference to such a library at anywhere near such an early date.

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