Valuable maps too easily stolen from books, libraries

This probably isn’t news to most of us, but rather a reminder to keep our eyes peeled. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the notion that an act more associated with thoughtless college students than savvy thieves could allow theft of rare and valuable items has roiled the community of scholars and collectors bound together by their fascination with maps.

See Also: The Journal Gazette, where they say Public libraries are intentionally designed to give the most people the most access to the most items.

Because the books, CDs and DVDs are bought with taxpayer money, libraries want to be sure taxpayers can get to them easily.