January 23, 2022

New Library Opens at the U. of Minnesota

From The Minnesota Daily:

The Natural Resources Library, which has been open since June, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday. The library is the result of a 2011 decision to merge the collections of the Forestry Library and Entomology, Fisheries and Wildlife Library due to budget constraints, increased electronic resources and low foot traffic.

“Libraries are changing like universities and all institutions are changing,” said Philip Herold, research and learning director for agricultural, biological and environmental sciences.


About 120,000 of the 250,000 volumes from the two libraries’ collections now fill the Natural Resources Library, Herold said. The remaining materials were moved into McGrath Library, the St. Paul campus’ largest library, and other storage facilities on campus. These resources can be accessed at any time by request.

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See Also: Natural Resources Library Web Site

See Also: Natural Resources Library Blog

UPDATE 10/15/2012: Additional Coverage and Video of the Library Opening

Natural Resources Library holds grand opening (via U. of Minnesota Libraries News)

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