Starting July 1, patrons of the Bridgeport, Connecticut Public Library system's main Burroughs and Saden Library will have only three days a week to use the Historical Collection, a reduction from the current five days a week. The collection, on the third floor, is a repository for photos, old city directories and other records and genealogy research materials. It also sponsors exhibits and programs such as genealogy classes and memoir writing.
Commonly used resources from the historical collection, such as the microfiche reader and the newspaper collection, will be moved to the library's second floor and will be accessible during regular hours, said James O'Donnell, the Library Board chairman.
The Library Board has pared the hours in response to the budget proposed for 2009-10 by Mayor Bill Finch.
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