Library to review books after porn ruling


The Union Tribune has a follow up Story on the Story from last week that a judge ruled 2 library books were pornography, not art.

\"\"It raises concerns, obviously,\" said Beverley Becker, associate director of the association\'s Office for Intellectual Freedom. \"Material shouldn\'t be found illegal because one person finds it offensive.\"

In initial screenings, librarians who are considered experts in a wide range of fields decide what to add to the central library\'s 700,000-volume collection.

But in light of the judge\'s ruling, police investigators, the city attorney and library officials plan to work together to figure out what to do with the books, which remained on the library\'s shelves in the reference section of the second floor yesterday.

\"To the best of my recollection, we have never pulled any books as a result of complaints,\" said Helga S. Moore, deputy director of the central public library and an employee for more than 35 years.

The Office for Intellectual Freedom does not have any record of complaints against the authors and their books: \"States of Grace\" by Graham Ovenden and \"Twenty Five Years of an Artist\" by David Hamilton.

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