FL Health Science Center Libraries fight mold growths on books

Independent Florida Alligator Reports The Health Science Center Libraries began treatment for a mold infestation Tuesday.

Librarians discovered the mold growth on the first floor’s general collection Oct. 10 and have been scrambling to contain and eliminate it as soon as possible, said Beth Layton, interim director of the Health Science Center Libraries.

The first floor can still be used as a study area, but all the books have been removed to be sucked clean with high-efficiency particulate air vacuums and wiped down with antimicrobial solution.