BU library display highlights banned and challenged books

Two shelves of books with a Pride flag hanging between them.
Banned books and books that have been challenged for removal from library shelves are not going anywhere at BU — they're front and centre in a new display.

The John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University is elevating its support of our community with a new display that brings banned books front and centre.

The library display was put together in partnership with the BU Queer committee and other faculty partners and is part of a sustained response to intellectual freedom challenges in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and beyond. The book display is also in celebration of Pride month and in ongoing support of equity, diversity and inclusion in our community.

Two tables next to a concrete pillar with books displayed on them. A library circulation desk is in the background.
The library also acquired several new books, adding to its collection some works that are under threat.

This display of books includes several new titles that were acquired to respond to recent book challenges. It is an acknowledgement of the importance of ensuring relevant educational, health, and literary materials are available to support BU students and scholars in Education, Health Studies, Arts and more. It is also a recognition of the role that libraries play in developing collections of interest to their communities.

All patrons of the library are welcome to browse and borrow from this collection.


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