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Special Collections Reopens for Normal Operating Hours

the special collections room at Pack Library

Buncombe County Special Collections (BCSC) at Pack Memorial Library announces a return to normal operating hours following an upgrade to the fire suppression system.

“We are appreciative of the support of our patrons and their flexibility during this important update, and we are excited to get back to our regular hours of availability,” notes Special Collections Manager Katherine Calhoun Cutshall.

The new fire protection system utilizes a clean agent, compressed liquefied gas to extinguish a fire, versus a traditional water system. This will prevent unnecessary damage to the Special Collections from water in the event of a localized fire in that area. "The County currently has a few similar systems in data rooms, but this is the largest system of this type in any of our facilities," notes Facilities/Project Manager Ronnie Lunsford. "This is a complicated, yet exciting project that is a great asset to protect the Special Collections for many years to come."

BCSC regular hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments may be available on Mondays

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Updated Apr 28, 2022 11:05 AM
Published Apr 28, 2022 10:00 AM