Canada: “Toronto Public Library Storing Returned Books at 12 Trailers Off Site in Wake of Cyberattack”
The Toronto Public Library says it is storing returned books at 12 trailers off site following an October cyberattack.
The books are being stored securely and have yet to be checked in, the library said in an email on Thursday.
“These books will remain offsite until we can complete the necessary checks and reintegrate them into circulation,” the library said.
Since the cyberattack that first came its attention on Oct. 28, it said there have been more than half a million physical materials borrowed, more than 11 million digital checkouts in 2023 and close to 10,000 new library card registrations. The library says it is working “tirelessly” to restore services as quickly as possible.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.