University Library Emergency Plan

About the Emergency Plan


Originally Created by the Lexington Area Conservation Cooperative


A Project Funded by a 1989 Title III LSCA Grant


Last update: November 2015 by Alston Cobourn, Tom Camden, Elizabeth Teaff



This could be us..... and therefore

All staff and student employees in the University Library need to be familiar with the following:

  • emergency numbers list
  • fire extinguisher use and locations
  • location of recovery supplies
  • evacuation procedures

A disaster in a library may occur at any time. For this very reason it is necessary for a library to have a plan which will describe what to do in a particular emergency, whom to contact, and how to recover from that disaster. Hard copies of the Emergency Plan are in the Leyburn Library administrative office; at the Information Desk; in the Collection Services area; at Telford Science Library; at Facilities Management; and at Security.

This Emergency Plan will be revised and updated once a year. After each revision and update, the plan will be circulated to the entire staff so that everyone can re-familiarize him/herself with its contents and note any changes.