Ugh that sucks I wonder if that's why they don't bother generally then. They should probs keep them a bit more protected than normal books then, like in locked spaces, and rent them instead of allowing borrowing.
I have heard about it varying by who is managing too, also decisions about the selling off of stock, sometimes a good rack of books can be the libraries best kept secret, then a lack of popularity leads to them selling off their best stuff.
So if on the Ancient Aliens show on the History channel they combine facts about the age and technologically advanced design of stone monuments on each continent (with digital assessment of what would happen to modern cities if most or all humans disappeared, within a couple hundred thousand years all that would be left is Mt Rushmore)..and add it to the numerous flood myths in different civilizations, which are now scientifically speculated to be the rapid end of the Ice Age...and say it means there were aliens...how is it not equally possible that humans are just incredibly stupid in the norm, with a few brilliant outliers, and we have just heated and begun to the melt the world again.
I mean I was thinking about this one night because everyone in Genesis is vegan. Either God is real, the Bible was written by time travellers, the Bible was dictated to humans by aliens who burnt up Mars, or humans are incredibly stupid and this has all happened at least once before.
God must be a DJ. (Wears Gucci too)
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir