The study explored the disaster management practices in five public libraries in South West Nigeria.
The study revealed that all libraries boards had put in place adequate measures to curtail disaster occurrences,
therein majority of the staff were fully aware of the disaster preparedness measures and have knowledge on how
to use available disaster equipment. However, some challengesencountered in all selected library boards are
not non-functional offirefighting equipment, inadequate facilities, technophobia, financial incapability and lack
of interest/carefree attitude of library personnel. Based on these findings, it was recommended that more
concentration and attention should be given to disaster control programmes in all library boards for better
presentation and conservation of library resources. And there should be provision of adequate disaster
equipment and facilities and increase in the level of staff awareness on preparation for disaster.