BRIDGEPORT [Connecticut] — A tight budget is forcing one of the best-known departments of the bplibrary Bridgeport Public Library to be partially shelved.

After July 1, patrons of the library system’s main Burroughs and Saden Library will have only three days a week to use the Historical Collection.

The Library Board, under budgetary pressure, has pared the hours for the widely respected resource — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with extra hours possible by appointment. The department is currently open five days a week.

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