Kids don’t have to hide dirty magazines under their mattresses anymore — they can just go to the library.

Children 13 and older can easily access hard-core porn in the city’s public libraries by simply claiming to be of age on the software and clicking off the filters that block XXX-rated content.

And library patrons say it happens all the time.

“You’ll see three or four kids, 13 or 14 years old, and they’re all gathered around a computer giggling,” said a regular at Brooklyn’s central library at Grand Army Plaza.

Even kids who don’t want to surf for smut can be exposed to it because they can wind up sitting next to porn gazers.

EYES FORWARD: Julio Sosa uses the Jerome Branch's computers to play games but says he's often exposed to porn on other users' screens.

Daniel Shapiro
EYES FORWARD: Julio Sosa uses the Jerome Branch’s computers to play games but says he’s often exposed to porn on other users’ screens.

“A lot of the times, I see people watching pornography and stuff like that. The man right next to me today was watching naked women,” Julio Sosa, 14, told The Post at the Jerome Branch in The Bronx.

Library officials defend their policy of allowing easy access to porn as a free-speech issue and say just .5 percent of Web traffic on public-library computers is to porn sites.

“Our staff carefully monitors use of computers in adult areas. It is long-standing library policy — here and across the nation — to abide by the First Amendment,” said New York Public Library spokeswoman Angela
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