Lied Randolph Public Library

Emergency and Safety Policy


At the first indication of smoke or flam, investigate the situation to determine location and extent of the fire.  If the fire can obviously be contained and extinguished quickly and safely by staff, proceed to do so.  However, if there is any doubt about whether the fire can be controlled immediately call 911 and clear the building.  Fire extinguishers are located between the bathrooms and by the basement door.


Fire Alarm panel is located in the front entry.  If alarm is pulled, find and reset alarm.  Go to the panel and hold down the system reset until it quits flashing, it will ask for password, 2222, then hit the enter button.

Tornado Warnings

During a tornado warning, the Library is not open for service, but it will remain unlocked for

shelter. A tornado warning is declared in one or both of the following ways: the sounding of the sirens or announcements on the radio. Everyone must take shelter in basement storeroom. All customers are required to take shelter in assigned area or leave the building until the National Weather Service has canceled the warning. Children under 18 will not be allowed to leave unless they are with a parent or guardian. Should the warning extend beyond the regular hours of operation, staff will remain until the warning has expired and the building is secured.


Health Emergencies

Staff members should exercise caution when administering first aid of even a minor nature because of the safety of the injured individual and the potential liability of the staff member.  Without specialized training it is not advisable for staff to undertake more than keeping the sick or injured patron comfortable and protected from needless disturbance until medical help can be obtained.  Since each case is unique, staff members should use their own judgment to do what is prudent and reasonable.  The Rescue Squad/Police should be called immediately in the event of any serious problem.  No medication should ever be dispensed to the public.

Power, Water, Heating, Building Problems

Contact the City Office, 402-337-0567


Bomb Threats

In case of a bomb threat, keep the caller on the line as long as possible.  Ask the caller to repeat the message and try to write down every word spoken by the person.  If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of possible detonation, ask for this information.  Immediately call the police and clear the building.

Bad Weather

Closing will be at the discretion of the Library Director or an employee designated by the director.  Let the City Office know (402-337-0567), place a sign in the door, post on Facebook and contact radio stations, KTCH 402-375-3700, WJAG KEXL 800-284-2750, US 92