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Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, September, 2022

If the Madison Public Library becomes unsafe, the librarian/s on duty will inform the patrons within the library and take appropriate action by either locking the doors of the library, escorting patrons to the basement of the library, or evacuating the library. 

The emergency procedure is put into place when the librarian in charge determines it is unsafe.  The librarian in charge will use their best judgment along with information from local law enforcement agencies and other emergency personnel.

Emergencies can consist of, but are not limited to:

Bomb threat

Dangerous Behavior



Gas, Water line, or Electrical Emergencies

Heavy Snow Fall

Medical Emergencies

Missing Children

Power Failure

Sexual Misconduct


Weapon in the Library: Active Shooter/ Dangerous Situation Outside the Building

Emergency Procedure Policy

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