Budget Cut Impacts on the Library
As a result of state budget cuts* to the CSU . . .

1)  The library has had to reduce hours during the week and will be closed on Sundays.

The library will now close at 8pm Mon-Thurs. and be closed on Sundays.  In addition, the Music & Media Center has reduced hours and is closed on the weekends.  This was necessary in order to  address a 20.38% reduction in the library's budget.  We chose our least busy times to cut hours in an effort to minimize the impact on our students.
2)  The library will operate with limited services on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, through June 2010.

Beginning August 7th 2009, the University Library will maintain limited services on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month due to a University Administrative Closure Day, required by the furlough of most state employees.  On these days, the Library will be open for its regular hours, but services are limited to the following:

Circulation Desk Services: check out and check-in regular books, reserves, and interlibrary loan materials; patrons may pay Library billings or invoices, and have their registration or transcript holds removed from GET accounts; change will be available; The Music & Media center will be closed -- circulation desk staff may be able to access some media materials.

Temporary accounts for computer access to off-campus patrons will be available.

Reference Desk Services: regular hours, 8:00a-4:00pm. Consultation with Reference Librarians by appointment.

Consult the Library Calendar to see the "limited service" days at a glance, as well as other days the entire campus will be closed.


* On July 24th, 2009, the California State Legislature approved a 2009/10 fiscal year budget designed to address a $26 billion shortfall. The budget included significant funding reductions of $584 million to the California State University.

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