When I worked in a public library, I was amazed at the amount of books that were stolen or never returned. I came to learn that my library was not unique.

We did some research and polled our Facebook followers asking which books were notorious for being lifted from the shelves. Using the results, we curated a list of the most commonly stolen library books.

One of the great things about eBooks is that they can’t be stolen. Consider adding (or replacing) these commonly stolen books with eBooks!

Commonly Stolen Library Books

If you would like more suggestions, the Collection Development Team is available to help create recommended lists. Emailcollectionteam@overdrive.com for more information today!

*Some titles in lists may have limited regional or platform availability.

Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive.

One Response to “Commonly stolen library books”

  1. Colin Bray

    When working as a librarian in London the Police Training Handbook was regularly stolen…