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Evidence has shown that everyday Ohio's public libraries deal with theft of materials, unattended youth, behavior problems with teens, and the inappropriate use of computers by patrons. Disruptive adults, medical emergencies, dealing with the mentally ill and homeless patrons, and criminal activity such as vandalism, drug use and disputes between library users have been reported as common incidents.

In response, to needs identified through member research the OLC has collected sample policies and procedures to assist public libraries with ever-increasing security issues and concerns.

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