Flood causes minimal damage to national collections
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