January 21, 2022

University of Missouri: “MU Libraries Posts Wish List of Books They Can’t Afford”

From The Missourian:

2017-06-21_09-25-08If you want to help out MU Libraries, it’s looking for someone to buy and donate a book called “Complete and Truly Outstanding Works by Homer.” It includes a Latin literal translation.

But it’s not cheap. It’ll run you $5,250.

Or you could chip in “Another Time, Another Place,” by Jessie Kesson. It’s only $16.75.

Those are the most and least expensive books on a wish list of over 400 that MU Libraries had hoped to buy but have been unable to because of recent budget cuts.


Anne Barker, head of research services for MU Libraries, said the list was put together to address cuts the libraries faced in fiscal year 2017 and the cuts they’ll see in fiscal year 2018, which begins July 1.

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