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Lifting the veil on the New York Public Library's erotica collection

Any adult with a library card can now fill out a request and peruse the material on the premises

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Hundreds of works - such as a pulp fiction book (above) and bound copies of Playboy magazine - that are in the New York Public Library's triple-star collection have recently been liberated from the restricted controls.

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Hundreds of works - such as a pulp fiction book and bound copies of Playboy magazine (above) - that are in the New York Public Library's triple-star collection have recently been liberated from the restricted controls.

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THE symbol was called ***. When *** was handwritten on books and periodicals in the New York Public Library's permanent collection, it meant one thing: supervision required.

The triple-star code, created some time in the first part of the 20th century, identified the

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