Reducing Book Theft at University Libraries

Daren Lee Antony Mansfield


After the local press reported how a student stole books from the University Library and sold them on the online marketplace, eBay, it became clear that hardly any research had been undertaken into book theft at university libraries. This article puts forward some valuable recommendations that could be practically implemented, mindful of the dilemma of the juxtaposed needs of social inclusion and stock security.


stock security; higher education; social inclusion

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