The library is a wonderful place of information and literary gems to be enjoyed by all. Well, all except those who stink up the place with their rank-ass BO.   

Last night, the Newport Beach City Council approved a new policy that allows employees to order people to leave for a "lack of personal hygiene" or for wearing overly strong perfume, the Orange County Register reports. 

Other new grounds for removal at the city's four branches: lounging on the furniture for too long (hey, there's always Starbucks for that), threatening or abusive language (hey, there's always Starbucks for that) and any illegal activity. Parking a bicycle or shopping cart in any other spot other than a designated bike rack is also prohibited. 

Newport Libraries Can Now Kick Out People Who Don't Shower


The rules were prompted by concerns that the libraries were becoming campgrounds. Costa Mesa is in the process of adopting a similar bicycle policy. 

It seems that the folks that run Newport Beach libraries are tired of dealing with humans in general. Last year, officials proposed a book-less electronic library, which would let readers order books and pick them up later in a storage locker. 

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