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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"The Wooton's Patent Desk ~ The King of Desks!" via bricolage -- I think I'm in love with this desk with its card-catalog-like attachment! See several other models and read the history of this wonder at the click-through.
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Antique Desk - perfect for craft room
A wooden storage desk trunk with small medium and large drawers slots shelves and cubbies... Beyond brilliant.
Wooten Desk from "Creating the Perfect Home Office: Choosing a Desk" This is a pipe dream, but wouldn't it be cool?
dream bead storage!
Antique secretary's desk Love all those cubbies!
dream piece of furniture with lots of little cubbies... by solitaire - I like the idea of one piece of furniture to hold all my craft supplies in one place.
The Wooton's Patent Desk ~ The King of Desks!
"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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love the painted storage drawers for my craft studio
Perfect little painted drawers to organize all your crafty things! Also great for sorting different files in the office!
love the drawers! Craft room
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!
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24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas - I particularly like the old type case used for thread spools
creative sewing room space with lots of craft storage; love the wooden organizing board! craft room idea.
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24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas
"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...
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mixed vintage drawers and ikea alex drawers with custom knobs 24 Creative Craft Room Storage Concepts hand made stuff
24 Creative Craft Room Storage Ideas
"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...
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Color Reference Drawers | LandOfNod
Land of Nod Color Reference Drawers | These colorful drawers were inspired by old card catalogs. Fill these drawers with beads, ribbon or any scrapbook items and add to your child’s room.
me likey! perfect for cute craft room storage! Color Reference Drawers in Desk Storage | The Land of Nod @The Land of Nod
Kids Storage: Colorful Iron Art Caddy in Desk Accessories | The Land of Nod
Color Reference Drawers in Desk Accessories | The Land of Nod
Color Reference Drawers
"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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Jack London's writing room
Jack London's study. Like the multiple desks, though there aren't too many books here. Natural lighting is nice too.
From the Twitter feed of the Library of Congress: #TBT Think card catalogs are #oldschool? Not in #NewsRR -- We use ‘em daily! http://go.usa.gov/HRS3
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Previous pinner: "Fall" in love with your library - READ! (Olney Central College - Anderson Library)
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"Fall" in love with your library - READ! (Olney Central College - Anderson Library) - Halloween pumpkins
R-E-A-D do with faux pumpkins as decor over livingroom library space
"Fall" in love with your library. Olney Central...
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.
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'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....
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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.
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on my list to find one day - vintage card catalog.
Idea for card catalogue top
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: www.flickr.com/...
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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/...
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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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skylerbug/3595476544
"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*