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Present research aims to provide a local model of crisis management in libraries of Iran’s research centers. Research method is mixed of grounded theory and survey analytics. Research population (qualitative section) is composed of crisis management specialists and managers of research centers who was selected by an objective method, and quantitative section composes of 144 managers of research centers and libraries. Semi-structured interview and questionnaire were used. Principle areas of crisis management include: values (moral, religious and social values); human force (using experienced forces) and techniques (correct budgeting, increased skills, information process improvement, improvement of IT infrastructures and preventing crisis). Model of crisis management is composed of 3 factors which the average score of statistical population is 149, 70 and 49 for intra-organizational management, extra organizational operation environment, and extra-organizational respectively. In first model75% of changes in extra-organizational crisis management are covered by indexes of intra-organizational crisis management, in second model about -81% of changes in crisis management of extra-organizational operation environment are covered by intra-organizational indexes. It is recommended managers of libraries to include principles of local crisis management in their regulations and to prevent and control natural and organizational crises, and to motivate their employees in order to perform it.