Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rules at library: Don't smell bad or pretend to sleep, but porn viewing OK

The Seattle P-I has an interesting look at rules the Seattle Public Library enforces. You can't smell too bad, be barefoot or talk too loudly. But you are allowed to watch pornography.

Our neighborhood library is in the spotlight this week after a mother asked a man to stop openly watching pornography. He refused. Library staff also did not intervene as they said that limiting the viewing of porn amounted to censorship.

From Thursday's Seattle P-I story:

The Seattle Public Library has a long list of rules of things you can't do in the library, to ensure "comfort and safety" of staff and patrons. You can't eat, sleep, look like you're sleeping, be barefoot, be too stinky or talk too loudly. 
But you can watch graphic porn on a public computer in front of kids.
You can read more here.

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