In order to address the $1.2M collections shortfall faced by the campus libraries, the Health Sciences Library will only have approximately $20,000 in total book funds available in FY2017.
This is approximately $40,000 less than we normally spend on books in a year.
We will also lose access to roughly 3000 online clinical books July 1 when the MOBIUS consortium eMO subscription ends, as there is no money to continue it.
The only way to address this shortfall would be to cut even deeper into our journal budget, where we are already tasked with cutting about $71,000 in subscriptions.
We plan to continue buying books on demand to the extent that we are able, given our reduced circumstances. Once the book fund is exhausted, we will keep the requests on file to buy when money is available again.
In the meantime, you can continue to request books on interlibrary loan at no cost to you.