Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Unearthing the Past

A librarian's home was getting renovated this year, and due to some water damage an old adobe wall had to be torn down and rebuilt. Among the goodies squirreled away in the wall was this nice old library card. While it's a far cry from our excellent online catalog and barcoded cards, the metal insert is a nice nod to modernity.

Part of me wants to keep the mystery intact, so I'm not looking to see if this patron is still in our system and checking out books. However, I hope this patron did eventually get her card replaced!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I started working at the library in 1972 (in circulation) I think the cards started with F, and yes, they looked just like this.