ABC 17 News confirmed a fire is under control after lightning hit part of Reeves Library at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. early Tuesday.
Officials believe the original strike happened around 6 a.m., before it rekindled that same morning.
ABC 17 News learned the school was already renovating that part of the building, and only a small section was affected. All of the books had already been removed, and most of the damage was contained to the attic.
The city's fire department later said the damages will cost about $50,000.