University Library Emergency Response


University of Michigan Library Disaster Response & Recovery Plan for Library Collections: 
Download Word document of the Library Disaster Response & Recovery Plan for Library Collections.
Download pdf 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.

Hatcher/Shapiro Libraries:
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).


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Last modified: 11/18/2019