New Orleans Public Library Status Report


The following report based on compiled sources. It is relatively unofficial. The New Orleans Public Library website is operational and can be found at http://nutrias.org/.
Additional news about library recovery efforts can be found at the ALA website.

Main (CBD)Map it
Broken windows in the computer labs–keyboards and chairs need to be replaced. Floor on the first floor received water damage from the roof and the floors are buckling in some places. Louisiana Collection that was in storage received damage after the unit was destroyed. Molded materials will be moved to a new location.

Algiers Regional(Eastern NOLA)Map it
Copper facade blew off on two sides. Wind driven rain entered the building destroying books and computer lab floors and computers. Two monitors were broken at the circualtion desk. Ceiling tiles fell. The majority of the building contents will be have to be removed because of mold damage. Building will have to be gutted. Closed indefinitely.

Alvar (9th Ward)Map it
Received about a foot of water. Books, furnishings, and computers damaged. Will have to be partially gutted. Closed indefinitely.

Children’s Resource Center (Uptwon – Magazine St)Map it
Two large windows broken. Should be able to reopen after damaged is repaired and City gives go-ahead.

East New Orleans Map it
Fish in parking lot. Overturned bookdrops. Major flooding. Shelves collapsed,books floated in water. All furniture and equipment damaged. Will have to be partially gutted. Closed indefinitely.

Gentilly (Gentilly)Map it
Major flooding. Furniture and books scattered throughout. Mold throughout. All furniture and equipment damaged. Will have to be partially gutted. Closed indefinitely.

Hubbell (Algiers Point)Map it
Broken windows. Should be able to reopen when repairs are completely and the go-ahead is given to the City.

Keller (Napoleon and Broad)Map it
Major flooding. Broken door glass. Furniture and books scattered. Wood floors in house buckleing. Mold throughout. All furniture equipment and decorations moldy. Will have to be partially gutted. Closed indefinitely.

Martin Luther King (Lower 9th Ward)Map it
Completely destroyed. Nothing salvageable. Hot tub in front yard and a child’s bike in tree.

Latter (Uptown – St Charles)Map it
Roof damage. Should be able to open when repairs are made and City gives goahead.

Nix (Uptown)Map it
Transom blew out. Broken windows on all sides. Should be able to open when repairs are made and City gives go ahead.

Nora Navra (near Gentilly area)Map it
Major flooding. Very little salvageable. Books, equipment and furniture destroyed. Will have to begutted. Closed indefinitely.

Smith (in Lakeview)Map it
First floor completely destroyed. Nothing salvageable. Will have to be gutted. Closed indefinitely.