In an emergency situation, when the fire alarm goes off or there
is some other emergency, clear the library of all patrons. When there are two
staff members present, one should clear the main floor, and the other should
clear the mezzanine.
Keep people calm and moving towards the exits of
the library. Patrons may exit the library using either the regular doors, or
the emergency exit doors. The goal is to get people out of the building as
quickly and calmly as possible. Do not worry about checking bags for library
Staff should take personal belongings (backpacks, purses,
keys, etc.) with them when leaving the library. Lock the library doors after
everyone has been evacuated (unless the fire or emergency is located in the
library, then the doors should be left open to give emergency personnel
access). Leave the building by the main doors facing the Benjamin Building.
If a patron refuses to leave the building, the floor marshal should call
the police department at 911 so they can deal with the
Staff members should wait outside the building, close enough
to be in sight of the doors, but far enough away to be out of danger, so they
can get back into the building quickly if/when the emergency is over.
marshal list for current Art Library floor marshals. When a designated floor
marshal is not present, student assistants serve as floor marshals.