That out of the way, read this article that was posted on librarian.net:
Were freedom of speech rights trampled on here? On one hand, sure you should be able to say whatever you want. On the other hand, I don't think it's unreasonable or "big brotherish" to expect "civil" behaviour in a library -- if you don't like it, just check out the book and take it someplace else. I'm not sure, I'm pretty conflicted. I don't think "fuck" inherently means anything, it's just a word and therefore it shouldn't matter who you say it to. But at the same time, I think if you're telling Ms. Parker the librarian to fuck off, you have some serious issues. It sounds like he was being pretty unruly in the first place:
He claims that on Dec. 30 he used the "F-word" in his "low library voice" when he was frustrated by a computer policy on the second floor near the periodicals. A few minutes later, after he returned to his studies, a library staff member approached him and told him he couldn't use such language. He says at that point, he raised his voice and insisted he could say "anything I (expletive) want to."
So, the $24,000 question is, were Frederic Alan Maxwell's freedom of speech rights infringed when was banned from the library for using the word "fuck" in an argument with a librarian?