Anthropology Library plans reopening as study, browsing space

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While currently closed, the UC Berkeley Anthropology Library announced tentative plans to reopen in the fall under a “reduced service model” that limits the space to studying and browsing.

According to an updated library press release, library leadership made the decision after conversations with students, faculty and campus leaders.

Earlier this year, students and faculty planned a sit-in protest to keep the library open after its indefinite closure was announced due to staffing shortages. As a result of the planned sit-in, Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, university librarian at UC Berkeley, agreed to fund the library for the remainder of the spring 2022 semester, albeit without a librarian.

The Anthropology Library remains closed as of press time.

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