I am working hard to add interesting and relevant titles to my new (to me, but very old and outdated in general) library. A fair amount of what I'm adding focuses on potentially sensitive topics, such as divorce, abuse, health and body, sex, GLBT, etc. I want my students to select titles based on their own interests, and I know that many of them are interested in these topics. The problem is that I think they don't pick up these books and check them out because they are afraid to be seen with the books. For example, I think it could be hard for a 7th grader in his English class to want to walk across the library holding a book with a picture of two boys kissing. I'm looking for ideas on how to fix this. Another librarian suggested that I make bags (such as reusable shopping bags) available for students for this purpose. I think that's a great idea, except that if I advertise this as their purpose, then everyone will still know what's in the bag and it might end up being an even bigger problem. I'm sure you can imagine the scenario: "Oh, guys! Timmy's got a book bag. What's in the bag? Hey, Timmy, tell us what's in the bag?" I've also thought about having "private browsing time", like where a student could ask his teacher for a pass to come to the library during class time. It is likely that there would be few or no other students in the library at that time (unless I had a scheduled class in the library), so there wouldn't be any privacy concerns. The main problem I see with that is teacher buy-in and, again, figuring out a way to advertise to students that this could be an option for them if they want some privacy while checking out books. What ideas do you guys have? And how can I advertise whatever policy/procedure I end up deciding on?