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Large-Scale Emergency Drill June 19 in Davis Library


UPDATE (June 19): The emergency drill is complete. All floors of Davis Library are now open.

Davis Library will be the site of an emergency drill on Wednesday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The UNC Department of Public Safety will coordinate the exercise, which will also include local law enforcement and response agencies.

During the drill, actors will portray gunmen, hostages, and victims. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be visible in and around Davis Library. Uniformed responders will react as they would in an actual emergency.

Library Access

The 7th and 8th floors of Davis Library will be closed during the drill. Books, carrels, and offices on those floors will not be accessible. The Library cannot page books from those floors during the drill. Other areas of Davis Library will remain open. Patrons are encouraged to use other campus libraries during this time.


The area surrounding Davis Library will be blocked to pedestrians and vehicles, and Chapel Hill Transit service will be re-routed. Much of Raleigh Street will be blocked, and vehicles will be routed down Country Club Road. There will be access to the Cobb parking deck.


Please direct questions about the exercise to Ron Campbell, UNC emergency management director: For questions about Davis Library access, please contact the Circulation Desk at (919) 962-1053 or Ask a Librarian.

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