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Book Banning and Censorship: The Library's Role

A collection of books that have been frequently banned, challenged, or restricted according to the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom.

MC Library on Censorship

MC Library's Collection Development Guidelines affirm our commitment to the Library Bill of Rights, intellectual freedom, and the freedom to read.

"In making selections, the library attempts to include material representing differing points of view on controversial issues. As long as subjects fit into the general collection guidelines of the library, they will be considered without censorship or prejudice when determining the collection’s balance."

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Library Values

Members of the library profession hold strong values related to intellectual freedom, the freedom to read, academic freedom, censorship, and more. Explore the websites below for more information on how libraries protect your rights.