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Theft in Libraries

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Libraries lose a lot because of people stealing books, and just simply not returning them.

The estimated number of books that libraries lose per year to theft and people not returning them is 250 books per library per year.

The average loss of items was 3.4 per library per year.

Also, the image of several libraries are being ruined because of vandalism.

The libraries are ¨Tagging¨ their books.

Tagging books basically means instead of having to tediously have to scan barcodes they just put tags on the books that are being checked out.

These tags contain microchips that transmit information to a wireless reader using frequency identification technology.

What that does is helps them keep track easier to know where the book is and who has it.

Also, libraries are putting security guards to at least have a little bit of protection against vandalism.

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2 Responses to “Theft in Libraries”

  1. Carson on March 5th, 2019 2:09 pm

    Crazy how many books are stolen. Hope they can figure out a way to stop it.db

  2. Olivia Degnan on March 5th, 2019 2:16 pm

    I think this story shows good ways to help stop vandalism in libraries. It brings light to this topic that isn’t very talked about.

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