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  1. 1840

    That same year as Harvard developed the card catalog, 1840,  the University of South Carolina opened the first separate academic library building. There had been university libraries before, but they were housed in multi-use buildings. The University of S ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:41 - About ALA

  2. 1840

    The first library card catalog was created at Harvard in 1840. "Until the eighteenth century, when French revolutionaries took inventory of French libraries on the backs of confiscated playing cards, library catalogs were merely lists written or prin ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:41 - About ALA