May 25, 2022

University of Alberta: Coutts Library Closed; Marks Second Library Closure Due to Budget Cuts

From The Gateway:

The University of Alberta has closed the Herbert T. Coutts Library found within the Education building.

The permanent closure of Coutts Library was announced by blog post on June 4. The library was the primary resource library for both the faculties of education and kinesiology, sport, and recreation (KSR). According to vice-provost (library and museums) Dale Askey, the closure is due to budget cuts.

Askey said in the blog post the closure of Coutts is permanent and takes effect on June 4.

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See Also: From April 23, 2020: “Winspear Business Library Closes Due to Reduced Provincial Funding”

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