Sunday, September 11, 2016

Kansas State cuts library hours, staff and subscriptions - Associated Press

Routine all night-access to Kansas State University's Hale Library has ended, with the building closing at midnight most nights to save money. Kansas State said in an email that its libraries lost nearly $1 million over the past two years from a drop in general funds and lower enrollment. The email said the funding reductions come at a time when costs are rising, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Last year, students had all-night access most weeks, Sunday through Thursday. Scaling back hours will save $110,000 annually, largely by paring back security and custodial needs. A notable exception to the new hours for Hale will be finals season, when the library will be open round-the-clock the week of and the week before exams. http://www.dailyprogress.com/kansas-state-cuts-library-hours-staff-and-subscriptions/article_fa3d6ccb-124d-5c37-9579-4c9b55b24742.html

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