A bad sign for the new semester: Butler Library’s basement has flooded, and, according to a security guard, the whole building is without water or heat. In fact, “all mechanical systems went down,” the guard said.
Butler will be closed at least for the day, but it’s unknown how long it will be until the problems are repaired. UPDATE (8:25 PM): From the main library website: “Alert — Due to a severe water problem in the basement of Butler Library and the absence of heat and restrooms in the building, Butler will not open as planned on Tuesday morning, January 20. At this time, the plan is to reopen the building at noon.”