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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 2:57 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2007

University of Hawaii library reports 'extensive damage'

Advertiser Staff

Emergency crews are removing books and other documents from the third floor of University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Hamilton Library, which sustained extensive damage tied to the recent heavy rains, according to a UH news release.

The damage is apparently caused by leaks in the roof of the library, according to the release.

A major roof repair project was scheduled to begin next summer.

Water-damaged materials are being placed in freezers. Books and other documents in danger of becoming damaged are being placed in containers outside the library.

During Manoa area flooding in late October 2004, about half of the $82 million in damage reported occurred at Hamilton Library.