As a place to walk into every day for a job, it’s hard to top Sterling. It was designed to look like a medieval cathedral, and the card catalogue was in a place of honor in the nave. (The checkout desk was the altar.)
Even while I was there in the mid-1980s, however, other work-study employees were transferring the data on those cards into a new computerized system.
Now the card catalogue is unused, but Ellen Su made this music video to honor it.