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Banned and Challenged Books

This guide provides an overview and resources related to banned and challenged books.

New York City Public Libraries' Banned Books Programs

New York City public library systems have instituted programs that provide access to banned and challenged books. Click the links below for more information.

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NYPL Books for All

The New York Public Library—which serves the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—stands by the right to read freely. 

BPL Books Unbanned: The Freedom to Read

Brooklyn Public Library has added its voice to those fighting for the rights of teens nationwide to read what they like, discover themselves, and form their own opinions.

QPL Most Popular Banned Books

Queens Public Library's list of its 100 most popular banned books.