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W. W. Hagerty Library Will Be Closed Wednesday Morning for Public Safety Exercise

W. W. Hagerty Library will be closed from 7am to 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 19, while the Drexel University Police Department conducts an Active Shooter Exercise along with several local law enforcement agencies. The exercise will take place inside Hagerty Library, located at 3300 Market Street, from 8am to 1pm. In addition to the library closure, there will be an increased police presence and sidewalk closures associated with the exercise. Please avoid the area.

The Active Shooter Exercise, part of Drexel Public Safety’s Emergency Preparedness and Response initiatives, will simulate shooter(s) inside the library and will include students and others who will act as victims. The Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, University of Pennsylvania Police, American Red Cross and other law enforcement and emergency response organizations have been invited to participate.

Information and updates to the Drexel University Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan are available on Drexel Pubic Safety’s Emergency Preparedness website at

* Students interested in utilizing the Libraries during the closure are encouraged to visit Hahnemann Library or Queen Lane Library. The Libraries website will not be affected by the closure.

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