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Library Safety Policy

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Jerry Falwell Library

Affected Parties

All individuals within the physical library building.

Policy Language

In an emergency situation, library personnel will instruct persons within the library whether to shelter-in-place or evacuate the building, depending on the circumstances. In the event of a medical emergency, persons are instructed to contact Liberty police emergency (3911) and notify library personnel immediately.

Policy Rationale

The purpose of the Library Safety Policy is to ensure the safety and security of all Jerry Falwell Library customers.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


  1. Liberty University Police Department will be contacted in the event of an emergency situation within the library.
  2. Persons within the library will be notified via intercom or other appropriate means to either Shelter-inPlace or Evacuate the building depending on the situation.
  3. Library personnel will assist people in getting to the appropriate location.


Consequences for not following safety policy will be determined on a case by case basis.