RESEARCH RESTART

The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
Learn more about the Libraries' entry requirements and available services.

Using Collections Emergency Response Kits

Collections Emergency Response Kits

Contents of a collections disaster response bin

Collections Emergency Response Kits are provided to all SUL departments.  Each kit contains basic materials for departmental staff to respond immediately to a minor water emergency, such as leaks and resulting water damage.  Plastic sheeting can also be used as a preventive measure to protect collections in areas prone to leaking during wet weather.

The contents of the kit can be used to:

  • Absorb small amounts of water on floors, windowsills, tops of shelving ranges, etc.
  • Cover shelving and other collections areas to protect materials from leaks
  • Dry small numbers of bound volumes
  • Protect hands and clothing when working in wet areas
  • Secure collections areas to prevent patrons and/or staff from entering

The Collections Emergency Response Kits should be used after following the instructions in Responding to a Collections EmergencyIn the event of any collections-related emergency, first contact the SUL Facilities Department at (650)721-5559.  Working in consultation with the Preservation Department, Facilities can provide additional equipment for drying collections areas and materials, such as fans, dehumidifiers, extension cords, and other equipment for clean-up and water removal.

If you need supplies for your response kit, please contact Preservation at (650) 724-2958.

 

 

accessibilityaccessprivsarrow-circle-rightaskus-chataskus-librarianbarsblogsclosecoffeecomputercomputersulcontactsconversationcopierelectricaloutleteventsexternal-linkfacebook-circlegroupstudyhoursindividualinterlibrarynewsnextoffcampusopenlateoutdoorpeoplepolicypreviousprinterprojectsquietreservesscannersearchstudysupportingtabletourstwitter-circleworking