This full-length scholarly study, first published in 1981, is devoted to a specific consideration of the sex magazine in the library and the inherent problems and issues attending its controversial presence.
1. Introduction: Sex Magazines in the Library Collection Peter Gellatly 2. Prolegomena to Pornography in Greek and Roman Antiquity Lawrence S. Thompson 3. Sex Magazines J.J. Gayford 4. Sex Magazines: Problems of Acquisition, Retention, Display, and Defence in Public and Academic Libraries Bruce A. Shuman and Karen Dalziel Tallman 5. Treatment of Sexually Oriented Magazines by Libraries Roy M. Mersky and Michael L. Richmond 6. Sex, Serials, and the Law Richard C. Dahl 7. Erotic Magazines and the Law Jerold Nelson 8. Children's Rights in the Library: A Personal View Cynthia R. Howe 9. Sex Themes in Federal Serials Joe Morehead 10. Sexology: A Personal Guide to the Serials Literature Barrett W. Elcano and Vern Bullough 11. A Select Annotated Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Periodicals Frederick McEnroe 12. If There Were a Sex Index… Sanford Berman