No more browsing at the Eugene Public Library on Sunday mornings.
Beginning July 6th, the library is cutting Sunday hours. It will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It currently opens at 10:00 a.m.
This is one of the ways the City of Eugene is trying to save money and have a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Under the new budget, the Bethel Branch will remain open, Sheldon will stay open for one year while options for funding are explored, and the downtown library will be open three fewer hours on Sundays.
Library Director Connie Bennett says reducing the hours on Sunday mornings was based on an analysis of patterns of public use. She adds this step helps ensure as much access to the library services as possible while using tax dollars in a fiscally sustainable way.