Library Board approved July 16, 2002

A violent incident or the threat of a violent incident is an unforeseen emergency that calls for immediate action.

When an emergency occurs anywhere within the Oak Park Public Library, the primary concern is to protect and preserve human life.  The secondary concern is to protect and preserve the library collections and equipment used to provide library services.

The general procedure for an emergency situation is to get people out of the immediate danger area and to call 911 to enlist the services of emergency personnel.

The Oak Park Public Library seeks to prevent the occurrence of a violent incident by the adoption of appropriate procedures, as outlined in the Library Rules of Behavior, and staff adherence to building security procedures.  The Library demonstrates its commitment to the safety of staff and patrons by providing violent incident response training in partnership with the Oak Park Police Department.