There are two books I refer to, or at least read a chapter of two when my head needs to re-orient itself. The Chained Library, by Burnett Hillman Streeter, 1931, and The Care Of Books, by John Willis Clark, 1901. Feel free to wade through the many book reprint scams in hopes of finding a legit publisher.
I've had a copy of Clark for years. Streeter has eluded me, at least at a reasonable price. Luckily, my obsessive book searching paid off with a very reasonably priced ex-lib copy, bound in blue buckram and overall in very good condition. It had been discarded from the Free Library Of Philadelphia Reference Collection.
What is a Chained Library? You can read the Wiki entrant and from that page peruse the online visits to various chained libraries. Summarized, from the middle ages through the Renaissance, books were guarded, coveted, protected, valued and generally kept out of the hands of the hoi-polloi. Most often held in places of worship and retained for the use of the monestarians or Church officials, the problem of security and care came to be a concern. Hence, the development of the Chained Library: