Welcome to the Illinois Fire Service Institute Library guide to Disaster Preparedness for Libraries. Here you will find resources for creating a safe and prepared library. As librarians, we understand that disasters occur in all library settings. We're here to help! The resources on the pages of this guide will help you evaluate, prepare, and protect your library. If you need more assistance or clarity, please feel free to email us or call us at the address and number listed below.
The IFSI Library also has a guide to doing Fire Safety Education programming at your library. You can find that here!
The Illinois Fire Service Institute Library contains books, codes and standards, DVDs, CDs, periodicals, manuals, e-resources, audiobooks, and other fire emergency resources, totaling over 65,000 items. We serve all first responders in the state of Illinois. Materials can be requested in person, by phone or email, or online through our catalog. You can search our catalog by title, author, keyword, subject, or publisher, and choose the formats you want to see. Enter as few or as many search terms as you would like; the more search terms you use the fewer results you'll get, but the results will be more specific. If you live in Illinois and have a public library card, we can send materials to your public library via interlibrary loan. Anyone is also welcome to visit us in person!
Local Lending (Illinois Residents Only)
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)