As all interested in bibliographical matters no doubt know, Neweastle-upon-Tyne possesses an excellent public library, rich not only in the books generally found in such institutions, but also particularly in works of local interest. Having regard to the fact that Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the district of which it is the centre have taken such a prominent part in the invention and the development of technical methods and appliances of great industrial importance, it is obvious that these records of local doings necessarily appeal to a far wider public, and the librarian, Mr. Basil Anderton, has done well in publishing a “Catalogue of Local Records”. The catalogue falls into two main divisions, namely, an author list and a subject list, together with certain appendixes which are perhaps of more strictly local interest. The subject list will probably be the one that will be more generally consulted, and it contains material of the greatest value, especially to the historian of matters of technological or sociological import. It need scarcely be said that in a coalmining centre like Newcastle-upon-Tyne, maps of the coal mines and royalties of the surrounding district play an important part, and give information of the utmost value to students of the development of the coal-mining industry. The catalogue appears to be very well executed, is well printed and published, and will form a valuable and useful addition to British bibliography.