New York Public Library Abandons Plans to Move Stacks

May 8, 2014

The New York Public Library announced Wednesday that it has abandoned plans to move its stacks out of the iconic library building in midtown Manhattan. A statement from the library said that a review of the proposal identified better ways for the library to grow and expand lending libraries in the area. The plan to move the stacks infuriated scholars who view the main research collection of the library as crucial to research in many fields. Here are two columns outlining those concerns, and a response on Inside Higher Ed by the head of the New York Public Library.


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