January 23, 2022

Report: “Storied Sci-Fi Library Lost Without a Space at UMass”

From The Daily Hampshire Gazette:

A vast library of science fiction books and other materials available to students, alumni, and the public has been part of the University of Massachusetts campus since 1964, but was recently given the heave-ho from its longtime space.

Whether the UMass Science Fiction Society will be able to continue to run its library, offering what is believed to be the second-largest such collection of science-fiction books at a New England college campus, and remain intact as an organization, is in question after the club was forced out of the university’s Campus Center basement.

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