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Disaster Manual: Shelving Unit Collapse/Emergency

A comprehensive collection of links to resources for disaster prevention, recovery, training, and outreach.

Automatic Shelving Power Failure

A power failure may cause problems with the automatic shelves. You may be able to correct this by switching the shelves off and then back on again. These switches are on the silver control boxes, located on top of the ends and middle of the west wall shelf unit. Notify the Senior Director, Library Services for any shelving difficulties.

Shelving Unit Collapse/Emergency

Collapse of the shelving unit, wall or ceiling could be the result of a natural disaster such as
tornado or because of structure deterioration.


  • Contact the Senior Director, Library Services (or designee). The Senior Director, Library Services (or designee) will either contact Midwest Storage Solutions 402-935-0357 or will find another alternative to resolve the issue. Do not attempt to enter the area until the area has been secured.
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm: 557-7357 or 557-7359. (Maintenance or Campus Security)
  • Monday – Friday, 5 pm -11 pm, Saturday 7 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 7 pm: 557-5000 (Campus Safety).
  • Friday 5 pm until Monday 7:00 a.m.: 557-5000 (Campus Safety).