Spending much of my time in the library has helped me come across many hidden gems... I’ve gotten lost in the aisles looking at what seems like infinite number of books, ranging from memoirs by Andre Leon Talley to Indonesian Textiles. But in a somewhat hidden section, and a not so hidden section right behind the main desk, lies a large collection of oversized books.
The only time I ever see oversized books get touched is when students have a project and the librarians pick them out for them, but a lot of times these books get looked through then put away. Maybe some think they are solely for reference, or maybe some don’t know they exist, but it is probably because they are so big! The idea of lugging an extremely large and heavy book around all day just seems unfavorable and it’s easier to just copy the pages, but you’ll be surprised by your reaction to such an incredible selection of books.
Posted on December 09, 2013 I Blog post by Kiara Cooper (student worker of the LIM College Library)