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Dublin library warns people against microwaving library books to kill Covid-19 germs

By Sarah Finnan

July 10, 2020 at 11:01am

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A Dublin library group has warned people against microwaving library books after one user attempted to do so in an effort to kill off Covid-19 germs. Yes, really.

Staff at Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries had to take to social media in recent days, advising people against microwaving library books. Prompted to do so after one library user returned a book in less than mint condition, it turns out that they had tried to zap the book in the microwave in an effort to kill off Covid-19 germs.

Assuring the public that all books are quarantined upon return, the team took to Twitter to explain why microwaving books is not a good idea.

"No, you shouldn't microwave library books to try and kill COVID-19! All returned material is quarantined for 72 hours. Items are fitted with a metallic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag which can and will burn if microwaved."

Also sharing photos of the singed book, they encouraged people to "hold firm".

 

It may seem like an obvious statement, but apparently it still needs to be said. Best stick to just the microwave popcorn, eh?

Header image via Twitter/Dlr Libraries

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