To protect the privacy of Palo Alto Library patrons, records are being shredded and computer files are being wiped.
Freedom to Read
The Patriot Act has "turned us all of into supects" and "librarians into snoops". The Federal Government may access patron records without a warrant and patrons cannot be told that their reading taste and browsing habits are under scrutiny. "Some libraries have put up signs notifying patrons that their reading habits are no longer considered private." The antidote is Congressman Bernie Sanders' Freedom to Read Act, HR 1157.