Closings and Outages, Davis Library

Water Leak Closes Areas of Davis Library

Updated: Feb. 11, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
View some of our clean-up photos here

A leak from a third-floor drinking fountain sent water through parts of Davis Library on Sunday, damaging books and dampening carpets and walls.

As of Monday morning, parts of the first, second and third floors and the lower level remained closed for drying and recovery operations. Many public computers in the information commons area of the first floor have been moved and are being tested for damage.

Patrons are asked to remain out of closed areas in order to help facilitate recovery. Additional leaks or damage may be reported to the Circulation Desk on the main floor.

Updates will be posted here as more information becomes available about the extent of damage and the expected clean-up operations.

UPDATE: On the second floor: the reading area with the basketball photos is open for use, as are tables on the east and west ends of the floor, and the instructional labs in rooms 246 and 247. Follow signage to access these areas. Power is not available at many of the tables.

We expect clean-up to last for several weeks at least. Workers will remove and dry carpet and will need to replace drywall in several areas. Fans must remain running until everything is dry, in order to prevent mold growth. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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