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New Library Schedule Starting March 20, 2010

In order to balance a projected $180 – $200 million budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2011, the City of San Diego has made reductions in the budgets of all City departments, including the Library Department. Due to the reductions, all libraries will have reduced hours and change in schedule effective March 20, 2010. However, no branch libraries will be closed.

Additional information is available at the following links:
Library Schedule effective March 20, 2010 (PDF)
Library Budget and Hours Reductions Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Councilmember Lightner has urged City Council to focus on preventing further cuts to neighborhood services and public safety (PDF), and where cuts have been made as a last resort, to work to find ways to restore those services as quickly as possible.

Libraries and other neighborhood services are of key importance to Councilmember Lightner, and she understands that the cuts to library hours are unacceptable. For this reason, she is working diligently to restore San Diego to fiscal stability.