Should 'Sex' be available at the public library? The issue of Madonna's book and the real purpose of the public library rages on in this three-way debate between a critic of "give-'em-what-they-want" selection policies, the director and trustees of a small public library, and a library historian.
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Ring, D. F., Dauphinais, H., & Neavill, G. B. (1994). Has the American public library lost its purpose? Public Libraries, 33(July/August), 191-196.