When Lee Peoples was preparing to leave for work Monday morning, he received a phone call of warning.
The associate law library director was called by a coworker who informed him his office was flooded.
“There are about three inches of water on the floor and water coming down the walls of my office,” he said.
Peoples’ office was one of a few areas in the library affected by rainfall.
Eric Laity, law school associate dean of academic affairs, said the law school is closed and employees were sent home due to flooding.
The flooding is most prevalent in the mid-center of the building, Laity said.
“Water is coming down the stairs like a waterfall,” he said.
Laity said although no books are damaged, ceiling titles were affected and a computers in a closet received water damage.
Facilities staff are working to suck the excess water out of the building with vacuums, Laity said.
Peoples said he is aiming for the library to open tomorrow in lieu of law exams scheduled for June 17.
“Law students spend the day on campus developing professional work habits,” Laity said. “When they’re not in class, they usually utilize the law library to further their studies.”