NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Checking Out Porn in the Library

Posted

In the public libraries of Seattle (as in most public libraries), patrons are not allowed to eat or sleep (or even appear to be sleeping) or be shirtless or barefoot or have bad body odor or talk too loudly — because other patrons might be disturbed. However, in Seattle, as the Post-Intelligencer reported in September, librarians do permit patrons to watch hard-core pornography on public computers, without apparent restriction, no matter who (adult or child) is walking by or sitting inches away at the next screen (though librarians politely ask porn-watchers to consider their neighbors). Said a library spokesperson: "[P]atrons have a right to view constitutionally protected material no matter where they are in the building, and the library does not censor."

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
 
Download our dojax app
What do you think? Browse
Who is the scariest person in Northeast Florida?
Post your review here …