The Oliver C. Lester Library of Mathematics and Physics on the University of Colorado Boulder campus will close this summer in order to accommodate other departmental needs.
With the growing faculty and student body in physics and astrophysical and planetary sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences has recommended the library space be renovated for other uses.
Planning for the closure of library, one of the five branches of the CU libraries system, will take place this spring and will involve a committee made up of all library departments affected by the closure. Affected faculty groups also will be consulted throughout the semester.
Established in 1972, the Oliver C. Lester Library's collection covers the fields of mathematics, physics, atmospheric sciences and astronomy. It contains more than 80,000 volumes and about 1,000 journal subscriptions. Most of the collection will move to the engineering library in the math building.
Current staff in the Lester library will be redeployed within the libraries system. Questions may be directed to Jack Maness, acting faculty director of the Lester library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.