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University libraries are turning to faculty and students for help in picking the thousands of journals that will be eliminated in coming years if the University of Arizona fails to boost the librariesâ€™ base budget next year.
Each of the Main Libraryâ€™s four subject areas â€” sciences, social sciences, humanities and general interests â€” are scheduled to undergo an approximate 16 percent spending cut, decreasing the number of journals, periodicals and books students can access over the next two years. The libraries have gone without new funding from the university for the past two years while struggling with the growing costs of books and journals.