The inevitable result of Patron Drive Acquisition
After about two and a half years of circulating e-readers with letting patrons each purchase a singles book to add to the collection, this finally happened:
I'm honestly surprised it took this long for someone to add porn/erotica to the device. We knew it was only a matter of time before it happened. Perhaps the best part of this was the message from Administration querying the legitimacy of the purchase, stating first that it was not purchased by anyone there, and ending with "Perhaps I shouldn't judge a book by its cover!" At the very least I found amusement in this.
I'm pretty sure that in this case, it is ok to judge this book by its cover (or at least by its title).
In case you are wondering, we are leaving this on the device. The borrowing contract states that we are not responsible for the content on the device, and we only lend to patrons who are over 18. Libraries do circulate sexually explicit and/or erotic material, regardless if they have collections of erotica on the shelves. In all likelihood Shortbus is just as graphic and that lives with the rest of our general DVD collection.