Dealing mostly with card catalogs repurposed for the home, but some classic library photos have slipped in, as have some "card-catalog-like" storage cabinets. For more about libraries, librarianship, reading, books, or bookshelves, there are separate boards.
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Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere…
"Other uses found for library card catalogs" -- Interesting article at the click-through talking mostly about small libraries where card catalogs still exist. Shown: "Norwell Public Library has an old card catalog cabinet that is used to hold seed packets for a seed-lending program."
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Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere - The Boston Globe
" 'It's in the Cards,' an interactive, expanding art exhibit at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University, features old library catalog cards that have been turned into art and poetry. Students, staff, faculty and members of the community are invited to create new pieces to add to the exhibit at the "It's in the Cards" Art Party, a free event that will include art supplies, snacks and music on April 23  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Jones Room." -- Shown: "Leaves of Grass" -- Sounds fun; click through for more photos.
'It's in the Cards' exhibit creates art, poetry from old library catalog cards
"Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Rustic Apothecary Chest -- If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA cubby console." -- Note: This is not 32 drawers, but the same 8 cubbies plus 2 doors. How-tos and many more photos at source here: sawdust2stitches....
Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Rustic Apothecary Chest
"The Elusive Card Catalogs and How I Repurposed Mine!" -- Beth at "MakeMePrettyAgain" gives lots of how-tos and photos for the before and after of this hand-crafted herringbone top on this totally redone beautiful card catalog.
The Elusive Card Catalogs and How I Repurposed Mine!
"Enoch Pratt Library," by Brian Eden, via Flickr -- "This is an old school card catalog in front of a window on the second floor of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt [Free] Library." -- Another (unpinnable) wider color shot showing more of both the beautiful window and the "Catalogue of Donors" is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bronxbob/4313919457
"Enoch Pratt Library," by Brian Eden, via Flickr -- "This is an old school card catalog in front of a window on the second floor of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt [Free] Library." -- Another (unpinnable) wider color shot showing more of both the beautiful window and the "Catalogue of Donors" is here: www.flickr.com/...
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Old school cards catalog - Mount Vernon, Baltimore, USA.
"Copyright Card Catalog: One of the largest card catalogs in the world, the copyright card catalog comprises approximately 46 million index cards. Photo by Cecelia Rogers, 2010." -- Read more about it here: blogs.loc.gov/... and see more of this card catalog here: en.wikipedia.org/...
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One of the largest card catalogs in the world, the U.S. Copyright Office card catalog comprises approximately 46 million cards. Photo by Cecelia Rogers, 2010. The following is a guest post by Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. See the new U.S. Copyright Office blog at http://blogs.loc.gov/copyrightdigitization/ The catalogue image for the Modern Age, and still evolving . . . thanks though Alexandria
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Copyright Card Catalog | Copyright Matters: Digitization and Public Access
Previous pinner: "i love old repurposed card catalogs" -- SH: So do I, and this one's a pretty one! Unfortunately, it's no longer available at the click-through.
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Gaylord 15 Drawer Index Card File with Writing Trays by Assedis
i love old repurposed card catalogs
Previous pinner: "Repurposed library card file into bathroom vanity. All the drawers open" -- SH: I love this!
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Repurposed library card file into bathroom vanity. All the drawers open
"How She Decorates With Vintage Furniture," via "Junk in the Trunk" -- "Coley has transformed old card catalogues and barn wood into this beautifully repurposed desk."