Iowa State library steps up security after "priceless" items stolen
Although the State Historical Society has recovered a slew of rare materials a patron took from the state's library, officials say they're moving ahead with plans to step up security.
"Basically, these are materials that are irreplaceable. These are one-of-a-kind letters or diaries, photographs or maps, things that don't exist anywhere else," said Shaner Magalhaes, library administrator for the State Historical Society. "They literally are priceless. Recovering them is the only way that you can still have them because you can't go out and buy them again somewhere."