KU opens libraries to K-State students after fire

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Kansas State University Libraries tweeted on Friday that The University of Kansas is extending borrowing privileges to Wildcats after a fire caused significant damage to K-State’s main library. 

“We have hundreds of thousands of books, maps, photos and other items that were exposed to soot. They won’t be available for the foreseeable future,” tweeted K-State Libraries.

K-State Libraries said KU is extending borrowing privileges to any K-State student who has a valid ID. 

Wildcats can visit any of the libraries in Lawrence with their student ID, according to the tweet. 

This isn’t the first time KU has stepped in to help since the fire. 

“Our friends at the University of Kansas have been especially helpful with data recovery,” said K-State President Richard Myers in a letter after the fire. 

K-State’s Hale Library caught fire on May 22. The fire caused significant damage to the building, materials inside the library and the university’s online systems. 

The fire was caused by work on the roof of the building, according to a release from the Manhattan Fire Department. 

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm