Intellectual Freedom

ALA actively advocates in defense of the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.  A publicly supported library provides free and equal access to information for all people of that community.  We enjoy this basic right in our democratic society.  It is a core value of the library profession. 

Intellectual Freedom Action Areas

Selected Resources

For more information and additional resources, contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom.