I expect at least 2 or 3 tissues…no, a whole BOX of tissues. I gotta whole lotta spunk, know what I’m sayin?

Rather than restrict access to pornography on its computers, the San Francisco Public Library has installed plastic privacy screens so visitors can view pornography more discreetly, according to a recent New York Times report.

“It’s for their privacy, and for ours,” said library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers.

The move came in response to complaints from library patrons that some computer users were watching hard-core porn in full view of anyone who passed by.

A woman who was exposed to pornography after she passed someone watching hard-core pornography suggested that the library create specific areas or rooms for internet pornography users. But library officials told her that nothing like that would be done, although the facility has designated rooms such as the James Hormel Gay and Lesbian Reading Center that caters to homosexual clientele.


There’s a trend we expect to see showing up at the KCPL Plaza branch soon.

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5 Replies to “I expect at least 2 or 3 tissues…no, a whole BOX of tissues. I gotta whole lotta spunk, know what I’m sayin?”

  1. Having a “porn only” section of the library is thinking too small. Why not just have the library create certain “porn only” branches? You could designate a building in an appropriate area of the city as a porn branch (or maybe an “adult content” branch). Charge a “service fee” for patrons to use it. Perhaps encourage compatible businesses that would cater to these seekers of library knowledge to locate in adjacent buildings.

    I think this has all the ingredients for a great urban renewal project!

        1. Nice try, dude, but we here in Brookside don’t allow KCPL in the neighborhood.

          Your closest choices would be the Plaza or Waldo locations. Personally I feel Waldo comes closest (heh) to a pornographer’s set.

          But don’t take my word for it; you’re still using that twitter thang, right? You probably know at least 1 twitting KCPL librarian – ask them which branch they’d choose. In fact, start a poll – I’d be interested in the results….

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