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The Main Library keeps a supply of emergency materials and equipment sufficient to deal with small or moderate disasters. However, for a larger disaster, additional equipment and supplies may be needed.

For all emergency supplies and services, on campus or off, make initial contact by calling Physical Plant at 517.353.1760. After hours or on a weekend contact the University Operator who will direct the call. The Physical Plant can supply from its own inventory such items as

  • Generators
  • Trucks
  • Water hoses
  • Water bank trailers
  • Plastic garbage bins
  • Portable tables
  • Forklifts
  • Pallets
  • Liquid vacuums
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Extension cords
  • Freezer and saran wrap
  • Pedestal fans
  • Portable pumps
  • Plastic crates - stackable
  • Milk crates may be available also

The following are contacts for often needed services or supplies in a water disaster.

Frozen Storage

Main Library, WG11
16.6 cu. ft. upright freezer. Holds 50-100 books

Food Stores (Service Road)
270,000 cu. ft. at -10 degrees F with moisture evacuation systems. Freezer space and plastic crates are dependent upon availability.

Contact: Marta Mittermaier at 517.355.0273
Don Swanson at 517.355.0279

Biochemistry Building (on Wilson Road between Bogue and Farm Lane)
Freezer with capacity to hold 100-200 caratons at -20 degrees F. Preferable if quick freeze is desired and if quantity is small. Contact Joyce Robinson at 517.353.0813.


Cardboard Boxes - lined with plastic


Inco Graphics, 222 Ash, Mason 517.676.5188
End rolls of newsprint available

Freeze Dry Chambers

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