The University of Puget Sound library was evacuated today after a small fire that seems to have been started by a heating and air conditioning fan in a mechanical room, said Tacoma fire spokesman Joe Meinecke.
No one was injured in the fire that started about 1:30 p.m.
The blaze was extinguished, but firefighters continue to try to rid the building of smoke. Meinecke said.
University spokeswoman Sarah Stall said the library would remain closed Wednesday and would reopen Thursday after the Fourth of July.
Tacoma fire is still investigating, but Meinecke said it preliminarily seemed to be a mechanical failure.