From the StateCollege.com
In what will be a very public remedy to address funding cuts, the Schlow Library is closing — shutting its doors for one entire week.
The library will be closed between May 12 and May 18 and all employees will go without pay due to a continuing drop in state funding.
While donations from the public hit a record high over the last year, library staff says cuts in state funding have forced the dramatic decision to close temporarily. Since 2008, staff says cuts in state funding have totaled more than $900,000.
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For the size of the library it is the third busiest in the country serving nearly 1,000 people a day. The library’s catalog showed nearly one million people used it in 2013.