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.