This poster examines the introduction of the staffless model to United States public libraries and argues that staffless libraries enhance the role of surveillance and policing in a manner contrary to the mission of public librarianship; threaten the very essence of what public libraries are, transforming former public, community knowledge-seeking spaces into privatized book warehouses; and, following trends in the United Kingdom, ultimately may function as stealth efforts to cull library jobs and budgets. The poster highlights the exclusionary elements built into library automation with images of the technologies used in staffless branches and replications of consent forms issued by libraries using automation, as well as presenting relevant budget and staffing data from UK libraries, charting the diminishment of their budgets since 2010 alongside the rise of widespread staffless implementation throughout the country. By centering a mix of concrete visual examples of staffless deployments as well as theoretical examinations of surveillance and librarianship, this poster both anchors its message in the recent past and invites consideration of the near future. This technology has the potential to affect librarians everywhere; indeed, ubiquity may well be the ultimate goal. Unstaffing libraries is an issue that library workers urgently need to be discussing.