Mark Steyn highlighted this story at National Review Online this week. And here's the resolution.
So 3M gets to fix library checkout scanners despite not following the no-nukes policy Berkeley approved in 1986. Further down the story, they say Berkeley uses other 3M products, but that's okay because they don't buy directly from 3M. Guess one degree of separation is important when you need sticky notes.
And others fretted that microchips in the library books could easily be tracked by the government. I don't think it takes a government tracking program to figure out what kind of books people check out of the Berkeley libraries.