Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University will be closed to everyone other than library staff until around March 1 after a pipe burst early Sunday morning and caused damage.
A statement from the school said a pipe in the library burst around 3 am. on Sunday during the extremely cold temperatures. As the heat was off, pipes throughout the library began to freeze and burst.
Damage to books, library materials, furniture and carpeting appears to be limited, but there were major mechanical failures and the repairs have forced the extended closure of the library.
Starting on Tuesday, CCSU will set up a library satellite office in the student center, where students can request books and other library materials, which will then be delivered to the student center office.
The satellite office will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and it will be closed on weekends.