Monday, May 19, 2003

SW VA librarians worried over USA Patriot Act

This report in the Roanoke Times quotes librarians worried over the requirements of the USA Patriot Act, which allows federal investigators in some circumstances to access computer and book circulation records at public libraries.

When the FBI gets the list of books my wife and I check out from the Washington County public library, they will mainly be appalled at how common and ordinary our selections have been - cookbooks, gardening books, biographies, and books by and about lawyers.

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