Vt. State Colleges says campus libraries will keep some books after all

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:51 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 5:16 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - After pushback from students and staff, leaders of the Vermont State Colleges System say they are now refining their plan for campus libraries.

This comes after last month’s announcement about shifting libraries to an all-digital model and restructuring athletics. This would be at Castleton, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Tech when the schools consolidate this summer into Vermont State University.

After outcry on all the campuses, the announcement online Thursday says VSU will maintain volumes that have been accessed or checked out from 2018 to 2022 and have been deemed valuable. Each campus will also maintain what they refer to as a small “neighborhood library” of popular, local and kids books.

So, they’re keeping some books and still moving forward with plans to make other books and resources available online.

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