The recession continues to take it’s toll on genealogy research facilities. The hours at the popular T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in Greeneville, Tennessee have been shortened by almost half.

The T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library, which has been temporarily closed since Oct. 12, plans to T Elmer Cox Library re-open on Wednesday, Oct. 28, but with dramatically reduced hours of operation.

The Historical and Genealogical Library, a branch of the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library, is located at 229 N. Main St.

The total number of operational hours per week for the Cox Library under the new schedule will be reduced to 20 from the previous 38, and the facility will be open four days a week instead of six, according to an announcement Wednesday by Don Miller.

The announced new schedule for the Cox Library will be:

  • Monday – closed (previously open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday – closed (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Thursday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Friday – 1 to 5 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Sunday – closed (same as previous schedule)

Read the full article about the changes at the T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in the October 22, 2009 edition of the Greenville Sun.