Downtown Branch Reopens After Water Issue

The downtown branch will reopen this Monday, January 4th!

Beginning mid-December, the library experienced multiple water leaks in the basement following rainfall. As a result, we had shut the water off to the entire building to avoid any further damage, though no library collections or materials have been affected. Since then, the Morgantown Utility Board dug through the sidewalk to reattach the city’s underground pipes. Through the recommendation of our engineers, a pump lift station has been installed this past week to prevent any future leaks. Meanwhile, the lower level bathrooms will be closed until floor repairs are complete. Although there will still be construction and clean up, nothing should get in the way of general library operations.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding. We are thrilled to welcome you all back with masks and social distancing!