Public Library Safety & Security Toolkit


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

February 13, 2024 – 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.