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Investigation by Australian
Mr. John Metcalfe, the deputy principal librarian of the Public Library, will leave Syd- ney on the Monterey to-day to study library systems In the United States and Great Britain. This visit has been made possible by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which financed the récent aurvey of Australian libraries by an .American expert. Mr. Ralph
Mr. Metcalfe will make a special study of the county or regional library systems, which have been developed in the rural districts of England . and America. Similar systems, but, adapted
to Australian conditions, have been suggested to give adequate librar; servio« to country people in Australia». ?