Library board to close San Antonio’s San Antonio Library as a ‘distraction’

Library boards across the U.S. are preparing to close as a “distraction” to the upcoming inauguration of President Donald Trump.

In a statement, the National Library of San Antonio said it would shutter the San Antonio branch of the city’s San Marcos Branch, which houses the city library’s collection of roughly 70,000 items.

The move comes as the Trump administration considers whether to grant a waiver to the Library Board of Governors to temporarily extend the president’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U:The San Antonio library, which opened in 1923, is located in San Antonio and houses approximately 2,400 books.

Its collections span the globe, including the works of authors such as Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, and George Bernard Shaw.