Digital Suggestion Box Responses

Help Improve Your Libraries

Safety and Security

Safety in the Libraries

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Comments: Please do more with security. Sometimes I get nervous about some of the outsiders in the buildings.

Security is an important concern in the University Libraries. Our staff is alert to security concerns and, when situations warrant it, promptly calls Public Safety. Our regular staff is also supplemented by police cadets who are scheduled in the evenings and other times of concerns and library monitors who patrol the Purdy/Kresge, Science and Engineering, and Undergraduate Libraries.

In the winter of 2007, we initiated policies that require those entering libraries to show AccessIDs or if they are not affiliated with WSU to show an alternative form of ID and sign into the building.

During the summer of 2007, we also consolidated the community access terminals in the Undergraduate Library. This move will allow us to more efficiently speak to the needs of the community members.