K-State Makes Library Cuts

Routine all night-access to Kansas State University’s Hale Library has ended, with the building closing at midnight most nights to save money.

Kansas State said in an email that its libraries lost nearly $1 million over the past two years from a drop in general funds and lower enrollment. The email says the funding reductions come at a time when costs are rising.

Scaling back hours will save $110,000 annually, largely by paring back security and custodial needs. The library also is making staffing and subscription cuts

A notable exception to the new hours for Hale will be finals season. Round-the-clock hours are planned for the week of and the week before exams.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,