Director of Library Collections explains that most books are printed in China

The same supply chain and labor shortages that have slowed your receipt of certain toys, furniture items, bicycles, and tech gadgets will also affect your Library books.

Perhaps you’re already in the holds queue for your favorite author’s upcoming release. The Library may need to rely on you to patiently await the arrival of those and other new releases.

Director of Library Collections Debbie Stoppello explains that most books are printed in China, so congested ports, an increase in shipping costs, and a shortage of every kind of worker will cause delays.

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But that’s not all. Packaging tape, chipboard for making book covers, and even binding glue is in short supply.


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