UW-Superior's Library Reopens After Flood

By KBJR News 1

UW-Superior's Library Reopens After Flood

August 7, 2012 Updated Aug 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Jim Dan Hill Library has reopened Tuesday, after the building's lower level and thousands of books were destroyed following June's massive floods.

The library was among the worst hit of campus buildings, acquiring eight feet of water on its lower level.

Library services were offered at another campus building while it was closed.

The library is offering access to its collections on the upper two floors, including its reference collection, popular literature collection, young adult literature collection and DVDs.

Current periodicals and online access are available as well.

Library Director, Debra Nordgren, said plans call for having the core of the book collection replaced by late September.

Students returning to the campus this fall will be able to access books with e-readers and through inter-library loan.

“Until we get all our materials back, we may need to borrow from other University of Wisconsin System schools. If students are unfamiliar with the process, our staff is happy to work them to get those materials ordered and delivered here,” Nordhren said.

Workers continue to make repairs, paint, and install new shelving and furniture to the lower level; which will remain closed to the public.

“This is a good opportunity for us to make sure we have a collection that is vital to our curriculum,” Nordgren said.

Jim Dan Hill Library summer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and closed Friday, August 10 and 17.

Longer hours return August 27. For more information click here.