Many Studio 300 Services and Programs Offered While Repairs are Done on Studio 300
Studio 300 was under approximately 1 inch of water on Thursday, April 18. It appears that the water, which was clean, came from the sump pump pit in the mechanical plant area and spread through the entire lower level. The water in our lower level does not appear to be the result of a sump pump failure. Rather, it appears to be the result of the sump pumps being overwhelmed by the extraordinary amount of water we received that day. We do have two high capacity pumps with redundancies built in. If one fails, there is another that will take over. Both pumps are also connected to our generator in case of power failure. Our vendor informed us that they have seen a large number of pumps in Chicagoland that were overwhelmed on that Thursday. We are continuing our investigation. The water damage has necessitated the removal of all carpet and vinyl base along the walls in our lower level. We have also begun the removal of approximately 2 feet from the bottom of all drywall. These items will need to be replaced. Our computer tables in the center of the Studio will need to have significant repairs made to them or be replaced. We are still assessing the condition of the sound recording studios at this time. There is a significant amount of work to be done and we are currently estimating that the Studio will be closed for several months.
Fortunately the equipment is working fine and escaped damage. Studio 300 staff will continue to offer a variety of programs in different locations in the library and will be available to assist with your projects. You can currently find them in our lobby area, ready to answer your questions and register you for programs.
Please check our events calendar for information about the locations of Studio 300 programs. We are also looking to host many aspects of Studio 300 services in other areas of the library. Please continue to check our website for more information about Studio 300.
Hours: M-Th: 9 AM - 9 PM F & Sa: 9 AM - 6 PM Su: 12 PM - 6 PM