It’s Finals Week, and the library has been an especially busy place. Today, students can be found looking up resources on their (or the library’s) computers, but 50 years ago their searches looked more like this:
Students using the card catalog to find resources, circa 1951. University Photographs, RS 25/3/F, Box 2046
Of course, not everything has changed since then (although the card catalog is certainly a relic of the past). Students still spend a great deal of time studying in the library, and they are still spotted hunched over a table with a book, notebook, and pen. True, many of them have laptops or tablets with them as well, but the spirit is the same.
For those who still have exams, papers, and/or projects to complete, best of luck! For those who are done, congrats on a semester finished!