Everything is back up and running, almost as normal today at Central City Library with Sir George Grey Special Collections, the Newspaper Room and the Family Research Centre all open for business. This was thanks to some extremely quick thinking and hard word from the staff at Auckland Central Library when a pipe burst on Friday.
I have it on good authority that there may be several librarians looking or feeling a little worse for wear as the work yesterday was a touch more physical than they may have been used to - moving things around, lifting and carrying beyond the normal day to day running of a library and mopping up. I think the words used were "discovered muscles I'd forgotton I had". I can sympathise with that sentiment. It happens to me everytime my personal trainer gives me a new programme at the gym.
Big ups to everyone at Central involved in preserving the collection and getting services back to normal.