When I went to the counter at
“What was that?” I asked.
He said it was a book that they “lock up in the basement.” (An exaggeration; some titles have availability listed as ‘Parks Cage,’ which means you must request them at the circulation desk.)
I pressed a bit more and he retrieved it. The book was called The Christy Report, and the pictures are about as explicit as they come. (Which is to say: “hard-core” het adults.)
There are probably those who are shocked and appalled that such a title is available. Personally, I find it yet another refreshing example of libraries reflecting the diversity and maturity of the real world.