The Biomedical and Medical Center Libraries regret that due to continuing budget cuts for collections across the UC San Diego Libraries, we are eliminating popular reading materials at both locations. This includes popular books, magazines and newspapers.
The libraries are currently planning for a minimum $500,000 cut to collections next year. This is on top of the 1.2 million in cuts we have taken over the last 2 years.
Eliminating popular reading resources is one part of the libraries’ strategy for avoiding the need to eliminate core research, teaching, and patient care resources. Unfortunately, a larger than expected budget cut next year, or continuing cuts in the coming years may force the libraries to consider canceling more critical resources.
The large popular reading collection available at CLICS is still available for now. You may see what new books are available here. You may also request popular reading books from the San Diego County Library through the Circuit. Of course, your local San Diego public library is a great source for these materials as well.