Dealing with Water Leaks and Wet Books
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First Steps For Dealing With Leaks
- Call Security (ext. 2590) or Service Building (ext. 2310) for help to get water shut off if it is a broken or leaking pipe.
- Call disaster response team.
- Make sure area is safe to enter.
- Place buckets under drips.
- Cover stack areas with plastic sheeting. Make sure plastic goes all the way to the floor.
- Call custodial services (ext. 2354) for help cleaning up water.
First Steps For Dealing With Wet Books
(NOTE: books are sometimes returned to the library wet.)
- Remove books from wet area when it is safe to enter area.
- Books that are only damp can be stood upside down with their covers slightly open in front of a fan on low speed.
- The Reponse Team will take care of books that are soaked. The will be packed in mail crates or boxes and taken to a freezer.
Emergency Supply Locations
- Buckets, plastic sheeting and duct tape are located on the shelf above the coat rack in Collection Serivces on Andrews Lower1, and at the Reserves Desk on Gault Level 1.
- Mops and buckets are located in the custodial closets on Andrews Lower 1, Andrews Level 1, and Andrews Level 3.
- Towels are located in the custodial closets on Andrews Lower 1, Andrews Lower 2, and Andrews Level 3.
- Mail crates can be obtained from the campus post office in Lowry Center. Extra cardboard boxes are stored in the Gift Room in Collection Services (Andrews Lower1).