Is it really necessary to have a vertical file in a church library? I guess I really don't understand it's purpose.
We got rid of ours a couple of years ago. We only have a small 2 drawer file cabinet now. We only kept a few historical library related items but everything we got rid of.
We used it to hold magazine articles, newspaper clippings, photos, small pamphlets and historical related pieces. Other than historical related pieces the vertical file has become somewhat obsolete with so much available on the web.