The libraries remain on the same footing as hitherto, and appear to be greatly appreciated. But, as in all other parts of the Museum, the want of sufficient space creates great inconvenience to the public.
New Zealand Institute Library.—There have been 275 volumes received this year, chiefly in exchange for the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute and the publications of the Museum and Geological Survey.
Public Library.—The number of persons using this library is steadily increasing. Twelve more, out of the large number of volumes missing when the library was removed to the Museum, have been recovered by the Librarian.
Patent Library.—It would seem that the vast amount of information contained in this library is becoming more generally known, as the number of persons referring to the volumes is much larger than last year. Twenty-one volumes have been added since last report.