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Why Do I Have to Fill Out the Anti-Spam Field?

Due to the nature of the Internet, an unprotected form often results in entries filled with gibberish that can waste the time of the librarian at the other end of the form. In the vast majority of cases, these spammers are completely automated. Since they are not "smart" enough to read images of text (only actual text) the spam-blocker field, known as a CAPTCHA, stops spammers from auto-filling forms and wasting people's time.

Once you have filled out the anti-spam field one time, you will not be asked again at the computer you are using unless you clear out your cookies. We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.