I get to wander around a dark, abandoned Burling.  Below are some images of an empty library for your enjoyment.

Burling Gallery, Empty, March 2020

Burling Gallery, Empty, March 2020 The mod architecture is stark and beautiful in the dark, without the whisper of another person.

 

Burling Circulation & Reference Desks, Empty, March 2020

Burling Circulation & Reference Desks, Empty, March 2020 Are you used to the circulation desk being a flurry of activity? Me too.

 

Media Room, Empty, April 2020

Media Room, Empty, April 2020 The Media Room in Burling is already eerie with its strange outdated viewing devices – knobs and dials that don’t work galore – but in the dark, behind a locked door, it’s even more mysterious.

 

Burling 2nd Floor, Empty, April 2020

Burling 2nd Floor, Empty, April 2020 Remember that new furniture the students loved to hate? Well, some of it is gone (and some remains). Now, you can see the holes in the carpet the old carrels left.

 

Burling Command Center, April 2020

Burling Command Center, April 2020 Standing at the top of the command center, you realize how you could watch anyone below you’s screen. Except we’re on lockdown and there is no one else.

 

Burling Library, Southeast Jungle Gym, April 2020

Burling Library, Southeast Jungle Gym, April 2020 No one in jungle gym or at the tables. No one at all.

 

Burling Library, Terrace, April 2020

Burling Library, Terrace, April 2020 Facilities Maintenance always has a hard time keeping the library clean. Now that they’re not coming in, Nature is. All these dead little leaves are scattered around the second floor.