We stopped getting newspapers years ago.  I think they get the local paper in the doctors' lounge.  There are so many news resources available these days that it is hard to justify newspapers in our library.

We still subscribe to "Time" and "Consumer Reports".  The latter, at least, brings in a few people.  Both are so inexpensive it's hardly worth canceling them, but if it came to a choice between them and any medical or nursing titles, I'd drop them in an instant.


Michael Heyd, AHIP
Director, Medical Library
Susquehanna Health
777 Rural Avenue
Williamsport, PA  17701
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In collection development,  how much of a priority would you place on the purchase of newspapers and general magazines compared to the health and sciences books and journals?