Card Catalogs

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 Catalogs

Card Catalogs

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"Immortality," by Jiffy Cat, via Flickr -- "Immortality... Can be found in the card catalog..." at the Providence, Rhode Island, Athenaeum. [See the library here: www.pinterest.com...] Click through to the comments for more information about the handwritten cards in this collection.

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Previous pinner: "Love this!" -- SH: Me, too...the oh-so-light pink and aqua card catalog drawers are droolworthy. Photo is no longer in the click-through stream, but you can see the upper left drawers in the lower right corner of this photo of the workshop where these live: www.flickr.com/...

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Another photo from "24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas," this lovely craft room with the card-catalog-like piece no longer connects at the source given. Love the printer's drawer, too!

24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas

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"Ikea drawers and vintage library card storage in the craft room" -- This is from "24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas" and the original source is margamarina.blogs...

24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas

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"Color Reference Drawers" -- These rather adorable card-catalog-inspired drawers are out of stock at the click-through right now, but expected "in early August" (2015). All white/grey unit, "Dewey Decimal Drawers" (no longer available) can be seen here: www.landofnod.com...

Color Reference Drawers

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"Call of the Wild" -- Click through to see details of Jack London's cottage (his ranch is now a state park and museum in Glen Ellen, California). I love everything about this room, but especially the revolving bookcase and the card catalog in the corner. Several other views here: www.flickr.com/...

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From the Twitter feed of the Library of Congress: #TBT Think card catalogs are #oldschool? Not in #NewsRR -- We use ‘em daily! go.usa.gov/HRS3

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Previous pinner: "Fall" in love with your library - READ! (Olney Central College - Anderson Library)

"Fall" in love with your library. Olney Central...

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From Allie Affinito: "Wanted to share the recent tattoo I got, it's a card catalog [drawer]." -- Yay!

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"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."

Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere - The Boston Globe

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" '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 [2015] 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

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"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

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Kind of love the long, tall look of this "24 drawer oak card catalog file cabinet" at Ellie's Attic, Camden, SC.

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"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!

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"San Diego Public Library," by Schu, via Flickr -- Another (unpinnable) shot of this same thing that looks almost like a cartoon cel is here: www.flickr.com/...

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"Kitty cat/card catalog," by Elizabeth Skene, via Flickr -- Love the look of everything here, not least the cat!

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"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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"my hopes have flown before" [description is from from "The Raven" by Poe]," by Jean Linn, via Flickr -- From comments, this is behind the scenes at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

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"Card Catalog" from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. -- This photo isn't all that remarkable, but evidently, the carvings next to this card catalog are, as seen in this unpinnable photo from Flickr: www.flickr.com/...

Library Policies

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"Card Catalog," by Jessica Lamirand, via Flickr -- "Photos from Hillside Gardens, Colorado Springs, July 2013."

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"Peeping In A Card Catalog," by Raymond Bryson, via Flickr

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"Card Catalog Table," by BeckBookman Library, via Flickr

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"Card catalog: my arm," by Elizabeth Skene, via Flickr

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"Card Catalog Card Blinds" (!!!!) by Danielle, via Flickr -- Favorite comment on Flickr (by Asaf Billet): "You can take your prizes and go home, ORRRR... you can see what's behind curtain no. 795.4152 !!!" *grins*

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"card catalog," by squiggle. via Flickr

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