Courier is a very dangerous job in the library world. Shuttling books back and forth ain’t for the faint of heart. As you can see from the picture below, the courier needs protection from the library books. It’s not that the books are evil as such, but they are off the shelf and away from their friends which means they’re scared, confused, and likely to attack until they find themselves back in a library or in the hands of a patron.
Nothing is better to a library book than being in the hands of a patron.
This van just had new security equipment installed but the courier is far braver than I, those books could muscle through those bars at any moment and do some serious damage.