One of the major expenses of attending a university is the cost of textbooks. Textbooks can be resold for cash and make an attractive target for thieves. Throughout the year Campus Security receives a number of reports of book thefts especially at the end of the semester and around holidays. Security offers several tips that will help reduce your chances of being a victim of book theft:
• Never leave your books unattended at any time.
• Leave your door locked, even when your room is occupied.
• Place your name, or an identifying mark or number in the book. Pick a page and location in the book that you will remember. If the book is stolen and recovered you will be able to positively identify it.
Report any book theft to Campus Security immediately.