7. Equipment and supplies
The following list of equipment and supplies is intended as a general guide. Much of the equipment is necessary for both the maintenance of the collection and in responding to emergency situations. These items should be purchased and maintained on site by the library. Other items are required only in emergencies and may be rented or leased. Institutions should identify local sources of equipment and supplies as part of a disaster plan. The Classified section of the phone book: is an excellent source of information regarding sources of equipment and services.