This Video Shows How Far Libraries Have Come

Watch a 1950s educational video on how libraries used to be organized

In our digital age where you can search the contents of books through Google and check out books with cellphone apps, it is hard to believe we ever managed without the internet. But we did. As the below video shows, libraries used to be organized by hand with card catalogs. Hat tip to Mental Floss for uncovering this library time capsule.

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