Library Safety & Security

Keeping library staff and facilities safe and secure is a constant and evolving threat that is different in every library and changing every day.  The resources on this page may help.  Please let your MSL staff know if you are aware of a useful training event or resource that should be added to this page.

Training for your library:

FBI Office of Partner Engagement

Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis


Dealing with Difficult Patrons (WebJunction archived webinar)


The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety and Security by Warren Graham (book, $46 - also available from the MT State Library Professional Development Collection)

Safety First - Library Security by Jennifer Dixon (article, Library Journal, May 2016)

New Trends in Library Security by Steve Albrecht (article, American Libraries Magazine, June 2017)

Ready and Safe Montana (website with resources)