TEMPE, Ariz. — An hourlong sprinkler malfunction drenched a library at Arizona State University on Friday morning.
Campus police said sprinklers went off in the atrium at Noble Library on the Tyler Mall of the main campus but other rooms also suffered damage — some spots had 2-3 inches of standing water.
Sprinklers malfunction at ASU's Noble Library. Home to almost a half million books, docs and maps. Damage unclear pic.twitter.com/1j6cmf8qR2
— Jim Cross (@Crossfire923) March 6, 2015
The science library houses 425,000 books but most of the damage was to furniture, the ceiling and carpeting.