All the new pipes and wires in the building have been plastered over and the contractors are busy repainting walls as well as staining and varnishing floors. Most of the finishes chosen correspond to the original colours in the building between 1867 and 1920. Fine Portuguese tiles are being laid down in the four new bathrooms. The library reading room is now ready to be stacked up with books. A first shipment of approximately 350 boxes of books arrived at the library today. Staff and volunteers are busy sorting through these boxes for the big reopening.