“The library cannot and does not guarantee that the filtering software will block all obscenity, child pornography or materials that are harmful to minors,” the policy says.
The electronic smut falls under the heading of free speech and the protection of the First Amendment, library officials say.
“Customers can watch whatever they want on the computer,” said Brooklyn Public Library spokeswoman Malika Granville, describing the anything-goes philosophy that’s the rule at the city’s 200-plus branches.
And that has religious leaders and library patrons — even some librarians — hotter than an XXX flick.
“What they’re doing is publicly funding an appetite for the most debased fare available,” said Catholic League President Bill Donohue.
“It’s not like a Playboy centerfold anymore — it’s far worse.” Library patron Daisy Nazario, 60, said she was grossed out when she discovered she was sitting next to an elderly porn watcher in the Brooklyn Central Library recently.