Tuesday, 11 September 2007

NLS House Party

An accident at the National Library of Scotland caused a water leak.

Accidental damage to a pipe caused a flood at the National Library of Scotland at 23.28 hrs on Monday 10 September.

The incident involved damage to the Library's sprinkler system during refurbishment work being carried out in the front hall of the George IV Bridge building. The flood was not due to a failure of the sprinkler system.

There is no major damage to the collections and any material that suffered water damage is now receiving conservation treatment.
Special boxes manufactured by the Library are used to store and protect much of the collection items and these have proved very effective.
NLS statement.
I've never visited the building, but the love the maps on their website. Pont is a favourite of mine. Up there with John Speed - just don't ask me to choose between the two.