Because of significant and continuing budget cuts, the Libraries will close two facilities, the CLICS and IR/PS libraries, this summer. Later in the 2011/12 academic year, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Science & Engineering libraries will also be closed, and their collections will be consolidated into the Geisel and Biomedical libraries. On April 1, the Libraries were forced to close the Medical Center Library. The Libraries have sustained $5 million in budget cuts since 2008, and will need to absorb at least a $3 million cut for 2011/2012.
The closure dates are: CLICS – June 10, 2011; IR/PS – July 1, 2011.
For more information about library closures, consolidation efforts, and the impact on services and resources, go to: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/budgetcutsFAQ/intro.html