There are emergency exits located on each floor of the BA's reading area as well as in the special libraries. Fire extinguishers may also be found along the walls of the library.
In case of emergencies, the main lighting of the library will be switched off and emergency exits will be illuminated for the user's convenience. Once outside of the building users are asked to either congregate in the plaza or across the street on the Corniche or the University of Alexandria (located to the east and west of the library).
For protection against fires, the BA has installed a three fold security system including extinguishers, smoke screens, and sprinklers. The BA's main priority is always the safety of our users and the materials.