May 20, 2022

Earthquake Damage Will Cause Sections of Cal State, Fullerton Library to Be Closed For at Least Three Yearss

From The Daily Titan:

Half of Pollak Library South will be inaccessible to library patrons for at least three years, estimates interim university librarian Scott Hewitt, Ph.D.

Floors one, four, five and six of the southern portion of the library were devastated by the 5.1 magnitude La Habra earthquake that rattled the campus in late March.

“Without a large infusion of money, there is nothing that can be done about the ceilings on the first floor and the fourth through sixth floor,” Hewitt said.

The library book-paging system, implemented to retrieve books from the damaged floors in the spring, will continue until renovations are completed. Books in high demand will be moved from the closed floors to the basement where they will be accessible to patrons. This will reduce demand on the book-paging system, freeing up library employees for other duties.
Most of the books should be moved and available for browsing by the beginning of the spring semester, Hewitt said.

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