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EPA Reopens Regional and Headquarters Libraries

Faced with a firestorm of opposition from scientific and library organizations, as well as a congressional mandate, the EPA is reopening its libraries in Region 5 in Chicago, Region 6 in Dallas, Region 7 in Kansas City, and the EPA Headquarters and Chemical Libraries in Washington, D.C. In fact, they're not just reopening them, they're enhancing them by expanding staffing, operating hours, and services.

Per a notice in the Federal Register: "All libraries will be staffed by a professional librarian to provide services to the public and EPA staff via phone, e-mail, or in person. The libraries will provide access for a minimum of 24 hours over four days per week on a walk-in basis or by appointment. All libraries will provide core information services of reference/research assistance and interlibrary loan/document delivery."

Source: Information Today