University Library Emergency Plan

Rodents and Insects

If there is evidence of rodent or insect infestation, the infested material should be isolated from the rest of the collection. In Leyburn Library, possible locations include the loading dock, and other non-carpeted rooms on campus. The type and extent of infestation should be identified. Contact the LYRASIS Preservation Office for further instructions, (800-999-8558).

Destructive insects can sometimes be found in books or making their way through the library in search of food. In order to find out how to battle bugs, read Integrated Pest Managementpublished by the NEDCC .

Moldy Books and Paper

If there is evidence of mold and/or mildew, the affected materials should be removed from the collection. An excellent set of instructions for what to do and how to prevent future outbreaks of mold and mildew is Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper, published by the NEDCC.