Thanks to hundreds of workers who put in thousands of hours, more than 1.5 million collection items were packed out of Hale Library less than 17 weeks after the fire. Until Hale Library is renovated, all of its books—approximately 147,400 boxes of them—will be stored in multiple air-conditioned warehouses across the region.
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Kansas State University Libraries (2019) "Hale Library's Collections: Boxed up and packed out," Kansas State University Libraries: Vol. 8.