The building hardest hit by the flooding is Jim Dan Hill Library, which had more than 8 feet of water in its lower level where books are kept. By Friday afternoon, 90 percent of the water had been pumped out, undamaged books were being removed and damaged books were being prepared for removal and preservation.
The library’s upper floors, which include computer labs, many reference books, and the university’s archives and special collections room, were not damaged. Although power is off in the building, its climate is being controlled to avoid damage to library materials and equipment….
Jim Dan Hill Library – Workers are pumping water from the lower level. Refrigerated trailers are being brought in to freeze books that can be dried and saved. The building will be closed for at least week until water is removed and electrical equipment repaired.