Theft of Library Materials

Theft of library materials, along with vandalism – tearing out pages, writing or underlining, and other behaviours that will wear out books or any other library material – is a criminal offense and deprives other citizens of valuable information resources, as well as draining the library and the country’s knowledge base. This has become a daily practice at the National Library of Namibia, and steps must be taken to reduce the incidence. Individuals should have a sense of ownership for public property – it is not only them who use the materials but also the generations to come. Continue reading