Link to September 10 Louisville Courier article, "More areas of Main Library to open".
Excerpt: Two weeks after the Main Library reopened the first floor to public access after flash flooding Aug. 4 damaged the building, the second floor and mezzanine area will be reopened to patrons beginning Friday.
The second floor contains the library’s extensive nonfiction collection, as well as the Kentucky history and business collections, reference materials, genealogical resources and the computer learning center.
The elevators, which were damaged in the flood, remain inoperable, so patrons need to be able to use one of four stairways that access the second floor. Library staff will be able to retrieve materials from the second floor for patrons who are unable to use the stairs.