This library has a directory for topics people might be embarrassed to ask for.

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7 Dec 2017 22:50 - +11922
Like any good incognito session, they should throw in some benign topics.
8 Dec 2017 00:18 - +7028
"I went to the suicide section, but there weren't any books there." "Yeah, people don't usually bring them back."
8 Dec 2017 00:38 - +5671
Librarian here: we really, really don't judge you for what you read. Please don't be afraid to ask. This is a great sign though, either way. Edit: Sorry, I can’t reply to everyone. My apologies to anyone who has felt judged by a Librarian. A big part of my schooling (and my personal philosophy) includes NOT judging people. I have no idea why people are looking for information on a particular topic and it’s none of my business. The profession has something called the Code of Ethics which we are all supposed to follow. Part of those ethics are: I. We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources. II. We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted. III. We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources. The majority of Librarians are wonderful, helpful, nonjudgmental people. If you encounter a Librarian who is not these things, please don’t think we are all like this. I have worked in academic and public and special collections Libraries in both the north and the south for over a decade and have never worked with any Librarian who was judging someone (out loud at least). Please continue to use and support your local Library – with the way things are going the Library might be the last place where money doesn’t affect one’s ability to access information. Looking at you FCC!
7 Dec 2017 23:08 - +1567
God I love libraries.
7 Dec 2017 22:58 - +1478
What a great idea.
7 Dec 2017 23:06 - +748
Looks like a nsfw search history
8 Dec 2017 00:26 - +551
Where’s the one for people coping with a micro penis?
8 Dec 2017 01:10 - +434
I'm sending this link to my mother, she's a librarian in a poverty-stricken-but-religious area. People there would be embarrassed to ask about these things, maybe more so than other places. Small town where everyone knows everyone type of deal. This is a brilliant idea, should absolutely be standard in libraries across the nation.
7 Dec 2017 23:00 - +374
Opening an incognito tab IRL
8 Dec 2017 00:56 - +300
The 362 section is taking a pounding. Abuse, Incest, Abusive Relationships, Alcohol, Drugs, Rape and Suicide. Jesus.
8 Dec 2017 00:27 - +245
Huh most of these would be considered "conventional genres" on r/anime
7 Dec 2017 23:21 - +243
Had to look up what kind of books are classified under the incest number. It's about child abuse, not Southern romances. Just FYI.
7 Dec 2017 23:15 - +160
This is really, really cool. Librarians are the best.
8 Dec 2017 00:35 - +139
It should work in any library, thanks Dewey Decimal System!
8 Dec 2017 01:16 - +138
A public library near me in upstate NY posted this and it got on the local news because some "concerned parents" were trying to get them to take it down.
8 Dec 2017 01:35 - +119
Ex librarian here. This shows the Dewey decimal number location so you could use this in any library.
7 Dec 2017 23:11 - +105
362 is busy.
8 Dec 2017 02:13 - +46
I was returning a book on child abuse to see if what happened to me was abuse... Librarian asked if i needed to speak with someone and after over 6 months of keeping the secret, i was relieved. I talked to the principal, then the counselor, etc.. I think this is a good idea though
8 Dec 2017 01:55 - +26
Librarian here. I’ve seen variations of this at a lot of public libraries I’ve visited. One of the counties surrounding the city I live in has discrete handout versions of this in the YA area. Great for shy teens/teens with unsupportive parents. Some of these topics people just do NOT want to ask about, but we want to make sure you can still get the information you need.
8 Dec 2017 02:06 - +24
I work in a bookstore, and have had many people ask for titles in whispers; Skinny ^Bitch, ^FUCK, That's Delicious, ^Shit My Dad Says, etc.
8 Dec 2017 01:47 - +19
Where's the illiteracy section?

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