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Theft & Mutilation of Materials
All library materials must be properly checked out to an eligible borrower before they can be removed from the library. Deliberate removal or attempted removal of library materials from the premises without their being checked out is considered theft. Attempted removal of materials that have not been checked out will trigger the library's alarm system and prompt staff inspection of bags, parcels and other places of concealment. The library reserves the right to conduct an inspection for materials that have not been checked out even if the security alarm has not sounded.
It is the policy of the Mead Public Library to detain persons suspected of attempted or successful unauthorized removal of library materials from the premises, and to call police when the intent to steal can be established. Removal or attempted removal of library labels or security tags or mutilation of library materials is considered to be proof of intent to steal.
Failure to return materials to the library is also considered to be theft of library materials.
The library's policy is in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 943.61 and the Sheboygan Municipal Code 58-2, 58-6 and 58-7.