San Jose library remodels to stop suicides

About 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, a 36-year-old San Jose man shocked patrons and employees of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. library by climbing over a seventh-floor railing and plunging to his death in the building’s atrium. As the second suicide in 13 months in the downtown library atrium, the grisly death cast a pall over the joint city-university building, which was closed down until the next morning. Now the coda: At the direction of San Jose State President Mary Papazian, and with the assent of city leaders, administrators are taking steps to make the soaring atrium suicide-safe. Continue reading at: <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/16/san-jose-library-remodels-to-stop-suicides/">San Jose Mercury News</a> Note: The King Library is jointly operated by San Jose Public Library and San Jose State University Library.

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