University of Montana’s library adjusts to 2021 budget constraints

Brown said it’s hard for many universities to maintain the expenses of library collections, and this reduction will save about $500,000 annually.

“There’s inflationary rises in those costs. Similar, you know, to electricity, water, heat — the library really is, you know, like a utility and part of the basic infrastructure. But it is a challenge to met those rising costs,” he said.

Graduate student Doug Cook tells MTN News research is what attracted him to UM.