University of Michigan Library Disaster Response & Recovery Plan for Library Collections:
Download Word document of the Library Disaster Response & Recovery Plan for Library Collections.
Brochure How to Salvage Wet Books (pdf).
Fire/Police/Medical Emergency: Call 911 (U-M Police Department non-emergency number: 734-763-1131; text 377911)
If possible have someone meet responders and guide them to the incident location.
Building Emergencies: Contact the building’s facilities manager.
Weekdays: (Library Facilities) 734-764-9365
Library Facilities not available? Contact:
Grad Circ Desk 734-764-0401
Shapiro Circ Desk 734-764-7490
Other libraries: Contact the facilities manager for that building.
Facilities manager not available? Call University Plant Operations: 734-647-2059
Emergency help for damaged or wet books or other library materials:
Call Preservation & Conservation: 734-763-6980
After hours: A message on the Preservation and Conservation answering machine tells you whom to call.
Be prepared to provide:
- Your name
- Contact phone number
- Type of disaster (fire, flood, etc.) and when it started, if known
- Exact location of disaster (building, floor, room number)
- What services or people you have already contacted
University of Michigan Police security updates.
University of Michigan Emergency Procedures (Division of Public Safety & Security).