Tennessee State Supreme Court To Close 3 Libraries

We know this is a fairly localised piece of news but it’s the first we’ve seen of multiple state funded law libraries closing in the US.. we wonder whether other state govts in the US will have to make similar decisions in 2009

This is the report  in the Nashville Business Journal

Some high-level belt-tightening will result in the Tennessee Supreme Court’s shuttering of its three state law libraries, including its Middle Division library in Nashville, effective Dec. 31.

The high court’s ruling is part of the judicial system’s budget-cutting process. Besides the Nashville library location closure, the court is also closing its libraries in Knoxville and Jackson.

The three law libraries combined house about 125,000 volumes and material on CD ROM. The Nashville location also has a computer lab.