Anathema!: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses - Marc Drogin Awesome! May everyone who never returned books to me be devoured by killer pigs of the Rhine!

It does give a sense both of how inacessible information was then, (a library might consists of...two volumes) but also of the way society did tick along, with systems in place for copying and borrowing books, complete with etiquette, convention, humor, frustration, etc.