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  If You Want A London Library Card, Be Prepared To Answer Some Very Personal Questions
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Aug 28, 2011 09:28pm
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AuthorLane Moore
News DateSunday, August 28, 2011 06:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA library in Islington, north London is asking would-be patrons a series of totally normal questions that every library asks when you go to apply for a card.

You know, like your name, your address, whether or not you have a "hidden impairment, such as cancer, HIV, or diabetes."

But it doesn't stop there.

They are also asked, "do you consider yourself to be a Gypsy or Traveller", whether they are transgender, and: "how would you describe your sexual orientation".

The library membership form contains a section on "equalities monitoring" which asks prospective members to supply their religion, whether they are blind or deaf, or of Chinese or Vietnamese origin.
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