It is the policy of the UIUC Library to promote the security of library personnel and patrons and provide appropriate access to Library facilities while ensuring the safety of its facilities and collections. This policy describes the control of the use and possession of keys to Library facilities, including (A) general provisions, (B) design of keying systems, (C) fabrication, (D) Library responsibility for issuance, (E) eligibility for issuance – exterior keys, (F) eligibility for issuance – interior keys, (G) eligibility for access (issuance?) – high security spaces, (H) key and building security, and (I) responsibilities relating to lost keys. This policy applies to all keys, including keys for all doors and cabinets keyed by the F&S Locksmith Shop in the following facilities: the Main Library Building, ACES, Grainger, and the Undergraduate Library.
In this document , the term “key” or “keys” refers to the means by which one gains entry into a secured entry point. A “key” may be used in reference to traditional lock-and-key arrangements in doors, swipe cards or other non-mechanical keys, or access codes for spaces with additional security needs. In some cases, multiple types of keys may be required for single locations depending upon the operational needs of the unit.
The Key Control Officer is the individual within the Library given authority for authorizing, distributing, and collecting keys for all Library-managed spaces.
Library Emergency Response and Security Task Force – March – April 2002 (rev. June – July 2002)
UIUC Operations and Maintenance Review – May – June 2002
UIUC Police Review – May 2002
Approved by UIUC Library’s Administrative Council – July 2002
Revised by ERSTF – March 2005