PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Schlow Library To Remain Closed Indefinitely

Although Schlow Library planned to reopen at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26 after a pipe leak, extensive damages will delay reopening for a while longer. 

The Alpha Fire Company and the State College Borough Public Works Department responded quickly to the pipe burst in the library last Monday, and staff were immediately notified.

Because of the incident, Schlow has lost about 1,499 books and more than 600 audiobook cases. In addition, the Toddler Learning Centre, a developmental playgroup that gives children and their families a way to interact together with educational toys, lost $1,100 worth of toys. The library is still working with the Schlow insurer to determine which losses will be covered by the insurance policy.

Although the damages to the library are extensive, the State College community has come together to support Schlow through its recovery. Two State College Area High School teachers, Jennifer Rand and Kate Hoffman, organized a fundraiser this past Saturday to help Schlow recover from the water damage. The two canned outside Schlow at the corner of Beaver and Allen, collecting funds to help the library reopen as soon as possible.

The university has also contributed to the Schlow recovery. University Libraries sent Schlow book shelves to store undamaged books while the building continues to dry out.

“The Schlow community has been moved by the outpouring of support,” library spokeswoman Susanna Paul said. “From donated food and beverages for staff, to monetary donations to help replace damaged books, support from the community has helped bolster spirits during this challenging time.”

Although the physical library will remain closed, the Schlow online library provides 24/7 access to many materials including e-books, audiobooks, music downloads, children’s books, and magazines. Schlow encourages community members to use these resources while the physical library is being restored and repaired.

Continue to check the library website for the most up-to-date information on Schlow’s reopening.

About the Author

Melissa McCleery

Melissa is a senior majoring in Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Spanish. In the little free time she has, Melissa likes to cook, spend all her money at The Phyrst, and add to her collection of blue and white striped clothing. She can be reached via Twitter (@mkmccleery) or email ([email protected]).

Comments

More by Melissa

Former Student Accused Of Breaking Into Residence Halls And Fondling Female Students Sentenced

A 19-year-old former engineering student from China, Zhongyuan Shao now faces nine to 23 months in the Centre County Correctional Facility for indecent assault, harassment, criminal trespassing, and burglary.

Mold The Minds Of Future Penn Staters: Help Choose The Next Penn State Reads Book

World Campus Ranked No. 1 Program For Veterans

Athletics

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. Thompson, alongside his wife and associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, was accused by former gymnasts and an assistant coach of creating a hostile team environment. The Thompsons allegedly pressured athletes to compete […]

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Penn State Women’s Soccer Adds Swiss Forward Kim Dubs

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love you to join us.

Mayor Don Hahn Asks Borough Council To Consider Changes To Proposed Overnight Parking Restrictions

State College Mayor Don Hahn posted on his blog Sunday republishing a letter he sent to Borough Council on August 1 outlining three revisions he’d like them to consider for the proposed overnight parking restrictions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend