Emergency procedures

Please make sure you are aware of the emergency procedures in the University Library buildings, and ask staff for help if you need it.

First aid

If first aid is required, you can:

  • ask a member of staff at the Library Help Desk
  • call University Security on (01904 32) 3333

In the event of a fire alarm

Please leave the Library buildings promptly by the nearest available exit when you hear the alarm.

Fire exit routes and doors are indicated by green directional Fire Exit signs on each floor.

Please make sure that you are familiar with the emergency exits in the area of the Library you are visiting.

Assembly points

In the event of an emergency evacuation, you should make your way to the nearest assembly point.

JB Morrell Library:

  • If you exit at the front of the Library, gather on the bridge over University Road.
  • If you exit at the rear of the Library, gather on the rear upper level car park.

Harry Fairhurst building:

  • If you exit at the front of the building, gather on the southern lawn.
  • If you exit at the rear of the building, gather on the rear upper level car park.

Raymond Burton Library:

  • If you leave on the east side (facing Alcuin), gather on the far side of the white footbridge.

Borthwick Institute for Archives:

  • If you leave on the east side (facing Alcuin), gather on the far side of the white footbridge.

Fire Sweepers

These are nominated members of staff occupying a designated area of a specific building.

They will assist in the initial evacuation of building, assisting users to the appropriate fire evacuation point.

In the event of an emergency or drill, you MUST follow the instructions given by the Fire Sweepers immediately.

Fire refuge areas

Fire refuge areas are safe waiting areas in which people with disabilities can remain during an emergency evacuation.

They each have an intercom system through to University Security.

Fire refuge areas:

  • JB Morrell Library (all floors)
  • Raymond Burton Library (all floors)
  • Harry Fairhurst building (all floors)
  • Borthwick Institute for Archives (all floors)

At the King's Manor Library please ask staff for help if you need it.