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Safety in public spaces, including libraries, has always been a concern, but may be more keenly felt in light of certain recent events. A productive and effective library is one in which its staff and patrons feel secure.
"Today, more than ever, security in your library is every staff member’s responsibility. Even in libraries with a security force, officers can only be in one place at a time—it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe environment for the public, the staff and the collections." - ALA/LLAMA Library Security Guidelines, 2010


This resource guide contains multiple resources - and reference to other ALA LibGuides - for creating safety and security policies for libraries of all types and sizes. 

ALA Online Learning

Related LibGuides

Guidelines for Library Security

Additional Resources