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Save the UD Physics Library!

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The Physics library is an important part of the academic fabric at UD. It serves a wide range of students in a critical location on the North Green. Not limited to use by physics graduate and undergraduate students, or the substantial research programs in physics, materials science, and astronomy / astrophysics, rather, the Physics Library also meets current needs of thousands of students who use Sharp Laboratory, The North Green, and take courses in Sharp Laboratory. Sharp Laboratory (where tuition revenue equal to 4% of the total UD budget is generated) has one student printer station, one open computer station area, one resource desk for course materials, and one study room, all contained in the Physics Library.

It is very concerning that in a time when students pay a hefty sum on par with an average household income to attend UD, university administration has a limited concept of what constitutes important academic resources. The decision to close the Physics Library based on a retirement in Chemistry is disconnected from the UD academic community and reflects a perspective less interested in offering critical services efficiently, and more interested in offering no service.

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