Abstract: Disruptive behavior of the Library materials is a problem for libraries all over the world. Book mutilation and theft is intentional removal of books from the library in an unauthorized manner. Theft and mutilation strike at the very core of library. Theft and mutilation of the book is also a major problem of Mekelle University. It is necessary to protect library materials by studying the types of damage that exit within a given library, the system by which the library materials are damaged, and find ways of how to stop or minimize these problems and as a result make the library effective is essential. This research is based on the target population of the study were branches of Mekelle University libraries, staff of the libraries, users of the libraries and damaged library materials. Under this research tried to find out users opinion about the same topic and on the base of findings have given some suggestions for safety and physical integrity of valuable intellectual properties of Mekelle university libraries.
Keywords: Book theft, Mutilation, Disfigurement, Malpractice, Mekelle University