A Dublin Library is urging its members not to microwave its books.
It turns out some people have been doing this as they believe it will kill covid-19.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Library says all returned material is quarantined for 72 hours.
It's warning that all books are fitted with a metallic tag which will burn if microwaved.
Management at the library have posted a picture to show how the books can get damaged:
🚫😨💥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.#phase3 #holdfirm #library #dlrLibraries pic.twitter.com/BHcqPaJF3X
— dlr Libraries (@DLR_Libraries) July 8, 2020