Resources on Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom

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Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being proactive about developing and sharing policies and procedures can help to create clarity and establish expectations around responses to book challenges. In conjunction with the WebJunction webinar, Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom: Proactive Planning for Public Libraries, the list of resources below can be used to support your library's efforts in being prepared for book challenges, and in upholding the principles of intellectual freedom in your library's services and collections.


American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)

Other Organizations and Projects

Resources from States

Challenge Reporting

Policies and Reconsideration Form Examples