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This NW library says please, please don’t return your books

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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The Seattle Public Library would like you, please, to not return your books. The library and its 27 branches continue to struggle through a ransomware attack that has disabled its networks, rendered its hundreds of public computers useless and turned its normal operations upside down. Book checkouts are being done by spreadsheet. Column A: the library user’s account number. Column B: the book’s bar code number. The low-tech inventory will be integrated with the library’s normal account system at some future, unknown date. With its computer networks down, the library...

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