CULC/CBUC Releases a Safety & Security Toolkit for Public Libraries

The Safety and Security Working Group of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) announces the release of a Safety and Security Toolkit to help public libraries more effectively manage and respond to safety and security incidents.

Across Canada, socio-economic forces are increasing the frequency and intensity of security incidents in public spaces, including public libraries. Despite being a small percentage of customer interactions, these incidents can significantly impact employees’ sense of safety and public perceptions of libraries as safe, welcoming, and accessible spaces.

Access the toolkit today at This resource offers a menu of ideas libraries can explore while considering the nuances of their community, staff, and library systems.

⚠️ Safety is a top priority for Canadian public libraries. The CULC/CBUC Safety and Security Toolkit provides a menu of options to help manage and respond to security incidents more effectively. Visit to enhance your library's safety plan! 📚

Just released — OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s Public Libraries is the product of three years of CUI’s engagement with Canada’s urban public libraries alongside @culc_cbuc.
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