Market Lavington Museum

Library Ticket – old style


It is good to report that Market Lavington still has a library and it is still supported by what we now call Wiltshire Council.  As a result of recent cost cutting measures, there was a choice. Either the library would close or it would be run by volunteers. Good old Market Lavington produced enough volunteers and the library still operates.

But not with tickets like this! Most of us will remember the days when we had three or four tickets like this. When we took a book out, a card kept in the book was slotted into the ticket. The library then stored ticket and card in a rack

Old style library ticket belonging to a borrower at Market Lavington Library

Old style library ticket belonging to a borrower at Market Lavington Library

When you returned your book, the card was put back in that and you got your reader’s ticket back so that you could borrow another book. It was a simple and effective system, now replaced by computer technology.

As we can see, the ticket we have belonged to a White Street resident.