In early January, a main sprinkler pipe in the entrance of the Hamilton East Public Library Fishers, 5 Municipal Dr., ruptured due to sub-zero temperatures, flooding the center of the library.
The rupture damaged the central atrium, study rooms, the Teen Zone and circulation area on the main level, and it damaged the computer lab and classroom in the lower level. Water did reach the Adult Services area in the west wing, but much of that area was undamaged. The area, though, remains inaccessible due to damage to the front entrance.
Open areas include the Children’s Room and meeting rooms because ther were undamaged. Patrons may enter through the east entrance. Holds pickup and circulation have been relocated to the Children’s Area. Public programs have been resumed, but computer classes have relocated to the Noblesville library, 1 Library Plaza.
Holds may be placed on items at the Fishers location, but collections are not available for browsing.
A timeline for repairs is not available, but the library will publicize the information when more is known.
The library encourages patrons to use the Noblesville location. The new Ignite Studio makerspace was not damaged, but final stages were delayed. The makerspace is still on track to open in the summer.