MISSOULA - UM's campus library is closed due to burst pipes and flooding on "all levels" of the building, which contains thousands of textbooks and historic archives.
University of Montana facilities services director Kevin Krebsbach issued this campus-wide email on Feb. 10:
"The Mansfield Library has flooding on all levels of the building. Thankfully, damage to the library collections appears to be minimal; flooding in the Mansfield Center on the 4th floor is the most significant. Clean-up and repair efforts are underway. The university’s procedure after flooding or significant water damage is to conduct tests to ensure there are no hazards. As a result, the library will remain closed at least through Tuesday afternoon. We will send additional updates as they are available.
Library employees, including students, should contact their direct supervisor for specific instructions regarding work arrangements.
Thanks for your patience as we work to get the library reopened as soon as possible."