Reconsideration of Library Materials

West Lafayette Public Library has a responsibility to serve the whole community; that responsibility requires providing information that some may find offensive or controversial. We seek to represent the diversity of the community and provide access to a variety of views and topics. We believe that all library users are free to access material which may be of use to them and one library patron shall not impede another library patron’s same freedoms. 

If you are interested in learning more about what helps to guide the West Lafayette Public Library as it strives to support the principles of intellectual freedom, we encourage you to read as described by the American Library Association in the Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read statement, and Freedom to View statement.

Library Bill of Rights

Freedom to Read

Freedom to View

Collection Development Policy

Any West Lafayette Public Library card holder residing within the West Lafayette Public Library taxing district may request that the Library reconsider the inclusion of specific library material by completing and submitting a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials. Requestors must have fully read, heard, or viewed the entire work. The Library Director will provide a written response to the patron within 30 days of receipt of the request for Reconsideration. The material in question will remain in the collection during the duration of this process. Requests made without submission of a completed form will not be considered.

Approved by The West Lafayette Public Library Board of Trustees September 13, 2023