Downtown Tulsa's Central Library closed until Friday after bed bug discovery

TULSA - Tulsa library officials announced Wednesday downtown's Central Library will remain closed after bed bugs were discovered on the third floor.

The library will be shut down until 9 a.m. Friday, officials said.

The insects were discovered Tuesday after a visitor bitten around lunch time alerted library staff.

For the second consecutive day, bed bugs forced Tulsa's downtown library to keep out the public Wednesday as a bed bug-sniffing Beagle sniffed her way through the building.

"Ms. Liberty Belle" wasn't done patrolling all four floors by the afternoon, forcing library officials to make the announcement.

Exterminators went through all the furniture and nearly every inch of the 135,000 square foot building, and found the bed bugs had infested a 1,000 square foot portion of the library.

Officials said the library will "be thoroughly treated" Thursday.

 

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