25,000 books scattered as library shelves tumble

TERRE HAUTE, IN (AP) - Some 25,000 books were scattered in Indiana State University's library when workers accidentally set off a domino-like tumbling of long rows of shelves.

The shelving crash closed the Cunningham Memorial Library on Wednesday and Thursday as workers moved the fallen books and shored up the shelves in the second-floor section.

Library dean Alberta Comer says the crash started when an empty shelving unit fell over after student workers undid a bracket that hold the shelves together. Three rows of book-filled shelves were knocked down.

Comer says three student workers suffered some scratches in the accident.

It is expected to take a few weeks to reshelve the history books and dictionaries that fell.

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