Answered By: Chloe Lei
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014     Views: 2123

The temperature in the Library is set at a level that assures the safe preservation of Library material. Conditions of warmth and humidity encourage the growth of mold and the proliferation of pests such as insects and worms, which can have potentially disastrous consequences for the Library. There have been cases in local libraries where tens of thousands of books have been destroyed in mold outbreaks. 

The Library cares greatly about our users' well-being and the environment, but we must try to strike a balance between the comfort of our users and the protection of our collections.