Emergency Notification

Please register online for the UGA Alert - Emergency Notification System by visiting the following web page:


Please note the following emergency situations and methods of notification:

  • Power Failure – PA system (if available), phone tree, verbal notification
  • Bomb Threat – verbal notification
  • Building Lockdown - Grapevine, phone tree
  • Tornado Warning – PA system, Grapevine, verbal notification, signage upon entering building
  • Tornado Watch - Grapevine, signage upon entering building

After-Hours/Weekend Phone Notification

Security will notify public service departments that are open and also notify anyone that has signed in on Security's After-Hours or weekend sign-in sheet located at the Security Desk.

Security will contact the following departments to inform them of weather or other emergency situations:

  • Media Desk (2-7360)
  • Science Library Circulation (2-4535)
  • MAGIL (2-0662)
  • Other signed-in personnel
  Tornado Warning Information
  Main Library:
  When a tornado warning is issued Security will make an announcement over the public address (PA) system to inform patrons of the situation. Security will begin verbally informing staff and patrons starting on the 7th floor, and proceeding downstairs, of where to go for safety.
  The safest places located in the Main Library for a tornado are the public stairwell, the sub-basement hallways or a bathroom if the other options are not viable. All patrons and staff should make their way into the stairwell and close the stairwell doors to ensure maximum safety. It is imperative to get away from any windows. The first floor is one of the more dangerous places to be in the event of a tornado.
  Science Library:
  Security will inform staff and patrons in person. The safest places to be are the public stairwell or a restroom if there are no other viable options. Staff may use room 382 if they choose as there are no windows in the room.
  Security will issue a notification when the threat has passed using the PA system.