May 18, 2022

Budget Cuts Force Vermont Law Library to Reduce Hours

From the Associated Press:

The Vermont Department of Libraries is phasing out law library services at the State Library in Montpelier as part of its effort to cope with a budget reduction of over $400,000.


Starting July 1, the State Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Fridays.

“We have worked very hard to maintain as many of our Department’s services and programs as possible given the budget challenges facing the state,” State Librarian Martha Reid said in a statement. “We will continue to work to sustain the high level of service our patrons have come to expect. But the reality is that we must make difficult choices and look for ways to live within our budget and meet, as best we can, the information needs of Vermonters.”

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See Also: Background: Vermont’s State Librarian Reports on a 14.7 % Cut to State Appropriation For Libraries (May 22, 2015)

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