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Bill of Rights
CHAPTER 4: Library
COMPUTER ID: LS-1
Title: Bill of Rights
Effective Date: 11-24-86
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees
Date of Last Review: 7-2013
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and
ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest,
information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.
Materials should not be excluded because of their origin, background, or views
of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view
on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed
because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to
provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting
abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of
origin, age background, or views.
VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public
they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis,
regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their
Adopted June 18, l948.
Amended February 2, 1961, and January 23, 1980,
inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 23, 1996,
by the ALA Council.
(Added by the Library Board of Trustees)
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