Banned Books Week 2017


“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

To continue to raise awareness about the harms of censorship and the freedom to read, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) publishes an annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books, using information from public challenges reported in the media, as well as censorship reports submitted to the office through its challenge reporting form.

Find out which books made the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 and explore Top Ten talking points, infographics and social media art on the Top Ten resource page. View the 2017 State of America’s Library Report for more information on censorship, library trends and research.”

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read takes place September 24-30. Search the library catalog for banned book titles.

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husky-fetchAre you in a hurry? Confused by call numbers? At home or on the far side of campus? Husky Fetch is a library service that aims to put books in your hands.

Just place a hold on the books you want using the Library’s Books and More catalog, and Husky Fetch will fetch them for you. You will receive an email when your books are ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

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