Flood causes minimal damage to national collections

George IV Bridge Building

A small number of items have been slightly damaged by a flood in the main National Library of Scotland building.

The flooding incident happened around 18.30 on Thursday 26 February. A sprinkler pipe failure started the flood on the 12th floor which spread to the floors below. Staff contained the water flow in a short space of time, and Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade quickly brought the flood under control.

The building has been closed to the public until Monday 2 March, with the John Murray Archive exhibition closed until further notice.

27 February 2009

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