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The General Library, kept in the Bacon Art and Library Building, now contains over 200,000 volumes. It is constantly augmented by donations and exchange, and by large purchases of books with the income from the Michael Reese, James K. Moffitt, Jane K. Sather, Claus Spreckels, Mrs. William H. Crocker, E. A. Denicke, and other funds.
The Bancroft Library, covering the whole field of West American history and archaeology, has been acquired by purchase and installed in California Hall.
The Karl Weinhold library of books on Germanic 'philology and folk-lore, six thousand volumes, two thousand pamphlets-a very rich collection-has been placed at the disposition of students.
The law library has recently been removed to the reading room of the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law.
The resources of the Library are supplemented by borrowings from other libraries; and, similarly, the Library lends its books,
under proper regulation, to other institutions. By a recently constructed addition to the building, six seminary rooms have been provided. The new Library building provided by the bequest of the late Charles F. Doe is expected to be ready for occupancy in August, 1911.
The various departments of instruction have separate collections of books, useful for ready reference and class-room work.
The Library and Reading Room of the Department of Agriculture, situated in Agricultural Hall, receives the publications of the experiment stations of the United States and other countries, as well as pamphlets on agricultural subjects published by various governments and commissions. About one hundred and forty dailies, weeklies, and monthlies are regularly received.
MUSEUMS AND LABORATORIES.
Psychological Laboratory. The whole of the second and third floors of the Philosophy Building and part of the basement are devoted to the psychological laboratory. Besides a full equip
ment for class instruction and for demonstrations in connection with lectures the laboratory is provided with a large number of special instruments for investigations in all the principal lines of psychological experiment. There is also an ample collection of such auxiliary instruments as are most frequently required in setting up special apparatus for research, and there is a shop equipped for carpenter work. In addition to the main laboratory room there are several quiet rooms suitable for research purposes, a large dark-and-silent room, and a photographic dark-room with full equipment. All the rooms are connected by switch-board with high and low potential electric current, and are served with alternating lighting current and gas.
The Physical Laboratory occupies the entire basement floors of South Hall and East Hall, and thus secures favorable conditions as regards stability and evenness of temperature. There are set apart rooms for elementary and for advanced work, for photometry, and for spectroscopic research. The apparatus includes many instruments and standards for fundamental measurements from makers of the best reputation, and the laboratory employs a competent mechanician, who is continually increasing the equipment from original designs.
Students' Observatory (Berkeley Astronomical Department). The equipment of the observatory consists of the following instruments: An eight-inch reflector; a six-inch refractor; a five-inch refractor; two six-inch portrait lenses with a three-inch guiding telescope, all equatorially mounted with driving clocks; a threeinch Davidson combination transit-and-zenith telescope; a two-inch altazimuth instrument; a spectroscope; a spectrometer; a Burger's surveyor's transit with solar attachment; a Repsold measuring engine for measuring astronomical photographs; a Gaertner microscope for measuring spectrograms; an electro chronograph; a Harkness spherometer; a level-trier; sextants; chronometers; a Howard M. T. clock; all the necessary electric connections for recording time and determining longitude by the telegraphic method; and a set of meteorological instruments.
Chemical Laboratories. In this building there are, besides the usual equipment for the prosecution of elementary courses by large classes of students, special rooms for volumetric, gas, water, and spectrum analysis, and for electrolysis; and facilities are provided for advanced work in all lines. A chemical museum, with a large collection of chemical products and apparatus, is open daily for inspection and study.
The Mineralogical and Petrographical Laboratories are provided with a large collection of minerals and rocks and are equipped with the necessary apparatus for research work in crystallography and petrography.
The Museum of Geology and Mineralogy comprises an extensive suite of minerals and ores illustrating the chief phenomena of crystals and of economic deposits. There are, besides, many crystallographic models, and relief maps geologically colored. There is a similarly extensive suite of petrological specimens affording an almost complete illustration of the subject of petrology; and many specimens illustrative of the more interesting features of structural geology.
The Rudolph Spreckels Physiological Laboratory. There are laboratory facilities for about fifty students in the east wing of the building. The central part and west wing of the building are reserved for research. The department library contains complete sets of all the important physiological journals, and the more important monographs on physiological and related subjects.
Civil Engineering Laboratories. The Civil Engineering laboratories for the testing of materials have been fitted with apparatus particularly designed for experimental tests and original investigation. They contain tension, compression, torsion and impact machines for testing the strength and elastic properties of metals, timbers, stone, concrete and other structural materials. The timbers, building stones, cements and bitumens of the Pacific Coast receive special attention in these laboratories.
The Sanitary and Municipal Laboratories of the Department afford facilities for routine and research work on problems relating to the determination of chemical, bacteriological and physical properties of water, sewage, air, and municipal refuse. Apparatus is available for special, studies of rainfall rates and run-off in streams and sewers. Practical problems in hydraulics, water and sewage purification, municipal refuse disposal and ventilation can be studied in the laboratories or can be solved elsewhere with the use of the laboratory equipment. Special opportunities for tests upon materials for road and pavement construction are also offered.
These laboratories have their own machine rooms for preparing specimens and making apparatus needed for special tests. Besides the large testing machines, they are provided with extensometers and other measuring instruments, with smaller machines for cement testing, apparatus for testing wire, cable and reinforced concrete beams and columns.
The Laboratories of Agricultural Chemistry, Fertilizer Control, Viticulture, Agricultural Technology, and Cereal Investigations are located in the Agricultural Experiment Station Building, that of Plant Pathology in the Botany Building, and that of Bacteriology in an adjoining structure.
The Entomological Laboratories are located in a separate building.
This gymnasium, presented to the University by the late A. K. P. Harmon, is well equipped, and provides all male students with opportunities for physical culture. Besides the main hall and athletic quarters, there are one hundred and sixty-seven showerbaths, and two thousand steel lockers for the use of the students.
The exercises in the gymnasium are conducted systematically under the supervision of the Professor of Physical Culture.
Hearst Hall was presented to the University by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst for a Women's gymnasium. It contains the best of modern equipment, with special facilities to correct physical defects. Connected with the gymnasium are eighty-nine shower baths, supplied with hot and cold water, one hundred and seventy-eight dressing rooms, and nine hundred lockers for the exclusive use of women students. The lower hall is used as a general gathering place for the women of the University.
Connected with the gymnasium is an enclosed court 150 feet long and 80 feet wide, with a seating capacity of one thousand, also the gift of Mrs. Hearst. It is used as an outdoor gymnasium, as well as for basket-ball and other games suitable for women.