Sitting Next to Seforim in a Box



There is a Halacha that you can’t sit on a bench where there are seforim. Does this apply by when the seforim are in a box or a bag?



Permitted, though there is room to be stringent that the seforim should be a tefach above the seating area.


יו”ד סי’ רפב ש”ך סק”ט, וראה שו”ת באר שבע סי’ לח, שו”ת רדב”ז ח”ג סי’ תקיג.