LIBRARY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
If the alarm goes off but no fire or smoke is reported or can be seen (or the area affected appears contained):
If an actual fire or smoke of some proportion is reported or seen:
The fire alarm panel is located behind the Circulation Desk near the outside drop box bin. The panel lights up to mark where in the library the fire alarm was pulled.Fire extinguishers can be found next to the fire alarm panel, in tech services near the mailboxes and the loading dock door, next to the fire exit stairwells on each floor, and in the restroom hallways just before the first group room on each floor.
Fire Exit Emergency Alarm
Tornado Warnings, Bomb Threats, Other Emergencies
Hovde Emergency Door Alarm Procedures
If someone goes out the Hovde emergency door, a very loud, irritating chirping noise will sound. To stop the noise, retrieve the Submaster paddle from the keyboard and insert the front door key (4RK) in the box on the upper left of the emergency door from the entryway side and turn it to the right, hard. This turns the alarm off. The door should then be closed, relocked, and the alarm system reactivated by inserting the key in the box and turning it to the left, hard, and then back to the middle (a couple of green lights will show and then a quick chirp or two a couple of seconds later to let you know that the system is re-activated).
If someone ever wants to utilize that door (for catering access, for example), we will need to de-activate the alarm first before opening the door. To de-activate, you follow the same procedure as you do to stop the noise when the alarm sounds: you insert the front door key in the box and turn it to the right. The door can then be opened without the alarm sounding.