Tallinna Keskraamatukogu - Page 281

‹ 281 › grew noticably. The Archive Library’s activities were ended in January 1949 by a decision of the Committee of Cultural Educational Institutions. In November of the same year 22,973 books and 3815 pieces of sheet music were removed from the Central Library’s Estonian department to the the State Library. In December the library’s director Aleksander Sibul handed over to the director of the State Library 8890 books which had appeared mainly during the period of independence. In summary on the information of the Central Library 74, 721 books were expunged between 1945 and 1949. The State Library’s collection grew in 1949 by 119,020 books, of which 70,661 had come from other institutions. Of course these books were not intended for “general use