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The managers of a library on the Isle of Wight have been forced to put up CCTV cameras after catching a couple getting down and dirty among the shelves of books.

A statement from the local council revealed that £3,000 has been put towards installing extra security measures at Lord Louis Library in Newport following an incident that is believed to have happened at the end of last month.

"We have had occasional instances of inappropriate behaviour and we hope this will act as an effective deterrent," a spokesperson admitted.

The identities of the couple involved were not revealed, mercifully for them, but it seems they picked an unusually vigilant location in which to indulge in a little taboo nookie.

After all, libraries are notorious for being places people dream about going to for sex, even if they never actually indulge that fantasy.

It reminds us of the episode of Friends where Ross finds out couples are going to the section in which his book is housed to get jiggy - although he disapproved at first, he ends up giving in to the temptation and having a try himself.

There's also the scene in Gone Girl where Ben Affleck's character pleasures his wife amid the stacks of books - and doesn't get caught.

It must be something about the need to be quiet, the seclusion and - if you're there for study purposes - a desire to relieve the boredom with something much more fun.

However, you might not want to go quite as far as one woman in the US a few years ago, who was charged by police after getting caught making a porno film at Oregon State University's student library.

Have you ever done it in a library? Would you consider it, or is the prospect of getting caught just too mortifying?