Volume 90, Issue 82

Wednesday, February 19, 1997




An alleged book shortage at Western's library topped the list of student complaints in the spring of 1963, The Gazette reported Feb.18.

"I don't get complaints from the 'A' and 'B' students. They don't seem to have trouble getting a hold of books. It's the 'C' and below types that seem to be having all the problems," said Western's chief librarian, J.J. Talman.

One rumour going around was the shortage was caused by book thefts. However, Talman said only 100 books had been stolen in the year.

Talman said the library had 300,000 volumes and 2,900 periodicals. He blamed procrastinating students for spreading the story the library had a shortage.

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