File: Library Facilities at UMIST

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence relating to the development of library facilities. The file includes correspondence with the UGC relating to the establishment of a working party on libraries. The Chairman of the UGC stated that it was not possible to make substantial provision for library projects in the 1974-75 building programme due to limitations of funding. An urgent study was required concerning the need for reader places and storage in university libraries in the light of pressures on resources. It was suggested that it would be beneficial to develop closer links between libraries of institutions of higher education, integrating them to provide a common service.