"All Non-Fiction Lance Armstrong Books, including Lance Armstrong -- Images Of A Champion, The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and Lance Armstrong: World's Greatest Champion, will soon be moved to the fiction section," read the sign posted at Sydney's Manly Library.
A photograph of the sign posted on the internet quickly sparked heated debate over whether Armstrong's fight against cancer and motivation of people outweighed his drug cheating in a sport notorious for doping.
"As a cyclist the guy's work was inspiring, his foundation does amazing work and his story was great," said one internet commentator.
Manly Library said the printed notice, which was placed in a plastic stand on a bookshelf in the library, was a prank and that an internal review was underway.
"Libraries can't arbitrarily reclassify categories of books, because that depends on the ISBN number that is issued by the National Library," a spokesman at Manly Council, which runs the library, said today.