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Money Woes closing Main Camden Library

Feb 10th was the last day of operations for Camden's main public library. Budget cutbacks are forcing the branch to close.

It's a victim of the same budget crisis that was the result of layoffs last month of nearly 400 city government employees, including almost half the police department and one-third of the firefighters.

Last summer, it seemed as if all three of the city's branches might close. That was prevented when the county library system agreed to take over one of the branches. Rutgers University is planning to provide some space for general public use at the library on its campus downtown. It's not known when that will begin.

Camden is a city of 80,000 residents across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. It consistently ranks as one of the nation's most-impoverished cities. Most of its families don't own computers.