Now that the subway is back (at least partially), your reference librarian was able to get down to the Keller Library and check on things. Here’s some visual proof that the Library has survived and that the good folks on the Close are making do the best they can. The Library webpage still redirects to the GTS home page, and this will likely continue until power is restored and electronic systems return
What a blessing it was to be able to see with our own eyes that there was no water damage in the stacks! Patrons are doing work and Father Kadel is making sure that we’re up and running as much as we are able. (One note about post-storm difficulties: Dean Malloy asks that we mention that showers are available at St. Bart’s–please check the bulletin board in the lobby for more information.)
The Library will be open on All Souls’, Friday, November 2 from 9 am until 5 pm. We pray that power might be restored on Saturday, November 3, and in that event, we have no doubt that Father Kadel will make arrangements with students to ensure that the Library will be open and staffed.
Interlibrary lending has been suspended (“deflected”) for the time being, as we can’t find stuff in the dark! We expect to work on all those pending interlibrary loan requests as soon as we can get back to work.
Here’s a shot to show you that the Chapel doors are back to their normal state, having been shut in the storm. What a joy it was to visit with a few professors yesterday and to see some students at the All Saints’ Mass at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
Please continue to pray for all those affected by the storm, and for the first responders and rescue workers who continue to work in the aftermath. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you are a student who needs research assistance. We expect to see you all on Monday, November 5, when GTS reopens with Morning Prayer at 8:00 am.