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The Author discusses the public pressure on libraries to find acceptable solutions that balance intellectual freedom with the community support that all public libraries need. With the Communication Decency Act's constitutionality brought before the Supreme Court, the censorship controversy continues, placing libraries in a very difficult situation. Strategies used by Libraries to protect patrons include blocking software, offering classes to adults and children on searching the internet, and providing useful listings for searching specific types of information.

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Pat Newcombe, Librarians in Quandary Over Web Access, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Dec. 1996, at 30.