San Francisco State University
Library Home page Welcome to your university library

J. Paul Leonard Library

Find Research Help Services About
site navigation
display graphic

In an Emergency

Calling the Police

If you feel that a person's safety (including yours) is in danger, please dial 911 from any telephone.

Reporting a Problem

If you see a problem with the Library building, please alert staff at any service desk.

Evacuation of the Building

The building safety alarm system has a rapid intermittent audio signal and flashing strobe lights. If the alarm system is triggered, exit the building immediately using the stairs, as necessary, and emergency exits. Do not use elevators.

For detailed instructions on the emergency evacuation of persons with disabilities, please read these valuable guidelines from the SF State Disability Programs and Resource Center.

Even if you do not hear or see the alarm system, Library employees or University Police Officers may evacuate the building in an emergency.

To view the Library's emergency plan, please request to view the Emergency Manual at any service desk.


During an earthquake, take cover in a doorway or under a sturdy table. Stay away from glass windows, shelves, and heavy equipment.

After shaking stops, exit the building if you hear or see the alarm system signals, are told to exit by Library employees or University Police, or if you see or suspect the building has been damaged.

SF State Home
J. Paul Leonard Library, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 - 415.338.1854 -
JPLL uses valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and valid CSS.