A VIRTUAL TOUR AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ANS LIBRARY
The E-Sylum (7/4/2010)
The July 2nd issue of the ANS eNews from the American Numismatic Society announced:
You can now take a virtual tour and explore the history of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library online. To begin the tour, visit http://www.numismatics.org/Library/VirtualTour
The library lounge. The library of the ANS maintains non-circulating collections. Much of the Library material is arranged on open stacks so that visitors can browse freely. In addition to library materials, the collection also contains the ANS institutional archives and personal papers and collections of significant numismatists and numismatic organizations.
The entrance to the library takes the visitor past the rare book room, which houses important rare materials and the archives in climate controlled conditions. Small exhibits of books are sometimes on display.
The rare book room of the ANS library contains many treasures, such as this copy of De asse et partibus eius, by Guillaume Budé, from 1516. It is a pioneering study of Roman coinage, weights and measures, and is considered to be one of the earliest books devoted to the study of ancient coins.
To take the complete tour, see: The ANS Library: A Virtual Tour and Brief History (www.numismatics.org/Library/VirtualTour)