CCSU library closes after being damaged by burst pipe - WFSB 3 Connecticut

CCSU library closes after being damaged by burst pipe

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

Central Connecticut State University's library was damaged by a burst pipe on Sunday.

It prompted the school to close Burritt Library to all by library personnel.

The administration sent out a notice that stated the building would be closed until about March 1 until repairs can be made.

"As one pipe failed and the building cooled, water was coming down and now we try to control the damage," said Mark McLaughlin, vice president of Central's marketing and communications.

The library's satellite office will operate in the Student Center starting on Tuesday. Students can request books and other library materials there.

"We are trying to make sure students get books and have continuous service over there," McLaughlin added.

The satellite office will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hopefully this is a temporary solution that will bridge the gap, but some students said they have their concerns.

"There are certain books I didn't purchase so I would use at the library, so it will make access harder to get them," said student Colin McGrath.

The administration said the pipe burst around 3 a.m. on Sunday. It blamed the frigid temperatures.

As a result of a loss of heat, other pipes in the building also froze and burst.

Damage was reported to books and other library materials.

Significant repair work must also be done.

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