Help for Libraries Needing Assistance

Providing information about how libraries can get help in an emergency or disaster is a primary component of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan.  Following are places you can call in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, or New England for getting help with maintaining services (NN/LM) or 24/7 advice on collection recovery.

NN/LM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):   (800) DEV-ROKS  or  1-800-338-7657  (business hours):DOCLINE, coordination of emergency response among members, resource sharing in emergency, possible funding for replacement equipment.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC):      (978) 470-1010       (24/7): Territory: northeastern states, but will provide telephone advice to anyone about response to and recovery from a disaster that impacts library collections.

Lyrasis:    (800) 999-8558    (24/7): Territory: southeastern/northeastern/mid-Atlantic states–advice about saving collections, health and safety measures in an emergency, referrals to commercial salvage companies, etc.  Onsite assistance available through volunteer network.


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