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Constitutional Right to Check Out Library Books?

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Battle Creek Inquirer story (linked to from Library Link of the Day, 4/9/07):

“Do you have a constitutional right to check out books from the library?

The Michigan Supreme Court this week will consider a case that could have major implications for the state’s 388 public libraries….

It pits a resident in Bloomfield Hills — one of the country’s wealthiest cities but one without a library — against the nearby Bloomfield Township Public Library, which refuses to sell him a nonresident library card. Both sides say library users throughout Michigan could be hurt depending which way the high court rules. “

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