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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

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The Elvis biography has just left the building, and nobody checked it out

A primer on library theft

Abstract

A fictional thief reveals ways to steal books and other materials from libraries. Capture and conviction of library thieves is rare. Preventative measures include Tattle-Tape, cautionary signage, verbal warnings, and patrols.

Keywords

Book theft

Patrols

Security

Security checks

Signage

Stealing

Tattle-Tape

Theft

Theft techniques

Thief.

Every year, libraries lose increasing amounts of valuable books and other materials to thieves. Here’s an overview of theft techniques and the ways that you can reduce losses throughout your system.

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