Plumbing Issue Closes Main Library Early Wednesday Night

A major plumbing problem that closed the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch early today has been resolved and the library will reopen as scheduled tomorrow, a library official said this evening.

The main branch library, which is located at 100 Larkin St., closed early today for emergency maintenance, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said.

The building’s entire plumbing system stopped working around 4 p.m.

Jeffers said toilets were not flushing, which was an “inconvenience to patrons and a hazard to employees.”

The library usually closes at 8 p.m., but workers were sent home at 5 p.m. today.

Jeffers said this is the first instance of a major plumbing issue closing the library early since she began working at the main branch six years ago.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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