The underlying reason why the library was open was that someone had forgotten to lock a door and that visitors assumed it was open and went in as usual. Over 400 people read newspapers, borrowed books and used the computers without causing any problems.

"You borrowed your books, you didn't take them. You sat and read, you didn't make a mess. And I think it's great to see the good there considering everything that's happening today.

The evacuation proceeded peacefully

During the afternoon, the rumor that the library was open without staffing reached all the way to the staff. Once on site, staff and Securitas helped to evacuate the premises.

"It could have gone badly, but it didn't, and it's thanks to the people that it didn't go badly," says Annacarin Elf, operations manager at the City Library.