Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September (September 22 – 28, 2013), 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 of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

For more information, check out the Banned Books display near the Library Services Desk on the first floor of Willis Library and ALA’s Frequently Challenged Books.


Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:00am to Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:45pm