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Contract officials also must supply supporting documentation such as tests, special projects and instructor recommendations.

Treatment of the detainees has been a contentious issue since the prison opened in 2001 as the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan. Concerns have included the size of cells, interrogation techniques and the food detainees are served.

American officials say they try to take special needs into account.

“Due to cultural and religious considerations,” seminars must be given by male instructors fluent in English as well as Arabic or Pashtu, records state.

The seminar work had been performed by Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions LLC, according to records, but the government sought proposals and chose a lower bidder for the contract.

Torres filed a protest on the grounds that the request for proposals was defective because it was never clear whether personnel could teach more than one class.

An attorney for the company declined to comment. A lawsuit was filed against the U.S. government through the Army Expeditionary Contracting Command. Officials referred questions to the Justice Department, which did not immediately respond.

The Justice Department opposed a motion by Torres in the case, but the filing remains under seal.

Regardless of how the dispute shakes out, more than 200 pages of contract records attached as exhibits to the bid protest shed light on what is perhaps one of the world’s most remarkable librarian jobs.

At the Guantanamo library, staff members are required to examine all returned reading material for any notes or markings.

The contractor “shall monitor and report library usage and communication patterns that may involve the use of library material, as well as report possible requests that may be a security and/or safety risk,” the contract records state.

The contractor also is required to keep a file called the weekly Koran report to “track the number and percentage of detainees in possession of Korans.”

Stephen Dinan contributed to this report.