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Library Security Service

The Security Guards first priority is to maintain a safe and secure environment for all library staff, faculty, graduate students, support staff, and students--as well as for all library patrons, keeping in mind the Library’s goal of access for all and equal treatment of all.

We would like you to call Campus Security and/or Campus Police anytime you feel uneasy about any situation or person with whom you come in contact. People who are usually going to cause trouble stand out, act differently, or just make you nervous. Most times the mere presence of a Security Officer can defuse a situation before it really begins. Security Officers would rather get 100 false calls than just one that was called in after a situation has gotten out of hand. Please make everyone’s job easier by calling at the first sign of discomfort.

In case of Emergency:

First, call 911

Next, call Campus Security  -  217-333-1216 (available during most open hours)

(Campus Police advises that if you feel at all threatened that you can always call 911 and then Campus Security at 217-333-1216)

Facility Emergency (Day 8 am-5pm, M-F):

Library Facilities: 217-333-0317

Facility Emergency (Night):

Facilities & Services 217-333-0340, then dial 0 for Campus Police Dispatch

A message should include:

Phone numbers

Campus Police

Emergency - 911

Non-Emergency - 217-333-1216

Library Security Service

Available during most open hours

Call 217-333-1216

Library Security Service Personnel

Name Title Email Phone Office Location
Ryan Johnson Security Coordinator 217-333-1216 1110 W. Springfield Ave.
Brett Byrd Security Guard Supervisor   217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S
Riccardo Bell Lead Security Guard 217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S
Richard Endsley Security Guard 217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S
Ben Mingo Security Guard 217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S
Daryl Pearson   Security Guard 217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S
Toby Unzicker Security Guard 217-333-1216 Main Library - 450S