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We Counted: Fisher Fine Arts Library Only Has Four (4) Books


Photo by Sourav Das / (CC BY 2.0)

When was the last time you checked out a book from Fisher Fine Arts Library? Was there ever a time that happened? Have you ever looked up a book on Franklin only to find that it’s located in Fisher Fine Arts? No? That’s because they have exactly four (4) (fɔr/fɔː) books within their walls. 

The library tried to conceal this for years, and declined to comment when contacted about this article. It took dozens of undercover trips to the alleged stacks, conversations with librarians who refused to speak on the record, and interviews with every student we could find within the library for us to confirm this information. Eventually, if you’re able to make it back to the stacks unscathed, you’ll be told that the books are on loan, in a special collection, or checked out. Ultimately, this is a lie.

After offering my body in exchange for the truth, a student worker lead me to the room where the Library keeps its holdings. The four books that Fisher Fine Arts Library has are Revelations, The Clique: A Tale of Two Pretties, an unfinished diary that someone left on a table, and Peppa Pig: Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book.  

Stay woke, sheeple. The truth is out there.