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How to Guide to Library Safety & Security (and beyond): Home

Our goal with this guide is not only to provide Safety & Security info about our Libraries but also how to be safe in the WSU community and beyond.

A note from the Dean

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While the incidence of serious crime is low both on campus and in the libraries, we all need to be sensitive to the fact that we are located in a busy urban environment that is open to the public many hours each week, and that we are part of a large university community where thousands of people live, work, and go to school every day. To be responsible members of this community, as well as to protect our patrons, materials, and facilities, we must all share responsibility for safety and security. Library safety and security cover a wide range of concerns, from dealing with lost and found items to more serious incidents such as theft and assault. These libquide has been developed to provide patrons with more information about library policies and procedures related to security, as well as to outline their rights and responsibilities regarding security issues. Procedures outline steps that all patrons and staff should know and understand. If you come across errors in this libguide, please notify the staff at any Circulation/Checkout Desk who will forward the information directly to the Associate Director of Access Services Mike Hawthorne.

Office of the Dean

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