Welcome to the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State Community College
Security: Opening and Closing
The Wayne G. Basler Library is monitored by surveillance cameras and the Library’s security system to deter loss and damage due to theft, burglary, and/or vandalism. Staff safety is also a primary consideration.
Report to the Library approximately 10-15 minutes before it is scheduled to open.
Everyone is responsible for turning off the lights and locking the door of their own office.
You do not have to turn off the computers and copiers.
The Reference Librarian, with the assistance of the Circulation staff, will perform a walk-through on the third, second, and first floors to ensure that the building has been cleared.
Please remember that Library patrons have the right to remain in the building up to the time of closing.
1st Announcement - (1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO CLOSING)
May I have your attention, please? The Library and Learning Center will be closing in 30 minutes.
2nd Announcement - (AT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING)
May I have your attention, please? The Library and Learning Center will be closing in 15 minutes. If you have items you need to check out or return, please bring them to the Circulation Desk at this time.
3rd Announcement - (AT 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING)
May I have your attention, please? The Library and Learning Center will be closing in 5 minutes. Please gather your belongings and prepare to exit the building.
Final Announcement – (At Building close)
May I have your attention please? The Library and Learning Center are now closed. Thank you.
May I have your attention, please? The library is being evacuated. Please gather your belongings, and exit the building immediately. Proceed to the nearest parking lot and wait for further instructions.
--Repeat this three times, then take the walkie-talkie from the mail room and leave the building once all patrons are out.
May I have your attention please? Due to the incoming storm, there is a chance that the power will go off. If you are working on a computer in the library or Learning Center, please save your work to avoid losing it in the event the power DOES go off. Thank you.
Severe Weather Alert
May I have your attention please? Northeast State has issued a severe weather alert. Please proceed directly to room L106 on the first floor. I repeat, please proceed directly to the room L106 on the first floor.
Wayne G. Basler Library
2425 Highway 75
Blountville, TN 37617
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