Libraries Don't Get Swimsuit Edition; Librarians "Furious"

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Beyonce on the cover of the 2007 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, shot in Key Biscayne, Fla.Sports Illustrated's decision not to send its Swimsuit Edition to school libraries this year has left some college librarians fuming, the Library Journal reports. "Libraries of all types have suffered from the 'Sports Illustrated swimsuit disappearance syndrome'," LJ reports. But that doesn't mean the librarians don't want a copy! Sports Illustrated's spokesman says the company decided to withhold the issue based on complaints in previous years.

"It seems to me that if one has a subscription to a title, all issues for that subscription--period--should be sent," a librarian at Randolph-Macon Woman's College wrote on a discussion list, according to LJ. "It is up to the recipient to decide what to do with the issue once it is received." The libraries can obtain their issue through a call to customer service or a visit to the Web site.

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Beyonce on the cover of the 2007 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, shot in Key Biscayne, Fla.