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Your keyboard has 60 times more bacteria than a toilet seat!

I got this info from Charles Gerba, a microbiologist from the University of Arizona. According to Gerba an office toilet seat has 49 bacteria per square inch. Computer keyboards average about 3,295 bacteria per square inch. (Read the full article)

I know this isn't pleasant to think about but we've got to. How often do you clean the mice and keyboards in your library? I'm not talking just staff or just patron but both. It's important to clean them regularly to lower the risk of spreading all the gunk that's out there.


What is the best way to clean keyboards and mice?

  1. Disconnect the device from the computer
  2. Use an antibacterial and disinfecting wipe
  3. Plug the device back into the computer (in the same place)

How many of you take the time to clean your keyboards and mice? 


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