May 25, 2022

France: Employee Held in National Library of France (BNF) Theft

From The NY Times: The French police have detained a low-level employee of the National Library of France in connection with the disappearance of a collection of 43 engravings by 16th-century artists valued at up to $4.4 million. It was the second theft uncovered at the library this year, which holds more than 14 million […]

Texas: Thefts Cost Austin Public Library System More Than $1 Million in Five Years

From The Austin American-Statesman: In a given month, nearly 500,000 items churn through the Austin Public Library System’s 21 libraries — books, music CDs, movies and magazines that are lent to users with a promise to return them by their due dates. But an American-Statesman/KVUE News joint review shows that $1.1 million in taxpayer-purchased inventory […]