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FOCUS: Defacement or marginalia? (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Defacement or marginalia? (Nov. 2019)

The question of writing in library books at U of T

Defacement of library books inconveniences readers. Nicole Stoffman/Gleaner News

By Nicole Stoffman

Judging by the state of many books one finds at the University of Toronto Libraries, writing in library books is a U of T tradition. In long-held parts of the collection, especially in books used for course readings and essay research, one finds almost every sentence underlined or highlighted.

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