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·  Clean hands
·  Food and drink
·  Removing books from shelves
·  Carrying
·  Handling
·  Book structures
·  Supporting books in use
·  Note taking
·  Stationery
·  Books not in use
·  Bookmarks
·  Photocopying
·  Shelving books


Handle library material with clean hands

…he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger
(JOB – chapter XVII, verse IX)

{are your hands clean?}

Handling library material with washed and clean hands helps to keep it in good condition. Dirty, sticky, grubby, greasy, unwashed hands leave unsightly and indelible marks on library material.

9½ out of 10 users expressed a preferrence for library material in good condition.*

10 out of 10 library staff would rather deal with material which has been handled by users with washed and clean hands.*

If you are not convinced that handling library material with clean hands matters then ponder on the hygiene implications.

Please make sure your hands are washed and clean
BEFORE handling library material

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