Replacing books that have been lost or stolen affects more
than your bank account. The personal cost - the inconvenience, frustration,
time and energy involved - cant be measured in monetary terms.
- This brochure contains a few simple steps to avert lost or stolen
books can save you a lot more than money
- Place an identifying number inside the front cover of your books.
The number should be easily recognizable yet allow the book to be resold
if you choose to do so.
- Desks, cabinets, lockers, rooms, and office spaces where books are
stored should be locked to prevent theft.
- Keep a list of the books you own by title and author(s) in the event
your books are lost or stolen.
- NEVER leave your books/book bags unattended on tables, desks, floors,
in classrooms - not even for a second! It only takes a second to become
a victim of a theft.
- Pick five random pages inside each book and mark the page with your
signature. Make sure that you mark the same five pages in each book.
In the event that your books are recovered, you can prove ownership.
Report stolen books to the Department of Public Safety immediately
Protect your investment, a little prevention may save you
a lot of headache.
Many of the thefts in and around the Medical University campus
can be prevented by a combined effort of protecting valuables and reporting
suspicious persons and activities to the Department of Public Safety.
If you observe suspicious persons and/or activities, please
call the Medical University Department of Public Safety at 792-2261 or 2-2261
from any campus phone.
Your call will be answered by a dispatcher who will ask the
- What is the location of the suspicious person?
- If the person has left, how long ago and in which direction did the
- What is the race, sex, and approximate age, height and weight of the
- What is/was the person doing?
- What is the person wearing?