Children’s room
10 February 1920

Reference room, circa 1920

Reference room at 10, rue de l'Elysée.

Robert W. Neeser, a naval historian and Library subscriber, especially appreciates the open shelves system, very uncommon in France at the time: “encyclopedias, books of reference, books such as an American Library keeps on its reference shelves in the reading room — but books which the French libraries keep under lock and key.”