Five laws of library science

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The five laws of library science were proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931. They are:

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every person his or her book.
  3. Every book, its reader.
  4. Save the time of the reader.
  5. A library is a growing organism.[1]

  1. Eberhart, George M. (2000). The whole library handbook 3: Current data, professional advice, and curiosa about libraries and library services. Chicago: American Library Association. p. 62.