- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Thousands of books and some computer equipment from Ball State University’s Bracken Library were damaged in a flood Saturday.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports (https://tspne.ws/1SlvI3j ) the flood affected three floors of the library after a water pipe burst on the building’s fifth floor.

Interim Dean of University Libraries Suzanne Rice said there were several inches of standing water at the time of the burst.

The water destroyed books in the library’s general collection but left the school’s archives and rare inventory items untouched. Portions of the library were closed due to efforts to dry and cleanup the wet areas.

The flooding came just two weeks before students are scheduled to begin final exam week.


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