Procedures for Handling Complaints Against Library Materials
Samford University Library affirms the Library Bill of Rights, drafted by the American Library Association, and opposes censorship of library materials. However, the library recognizes that legitimate concerns can arise over material in the library's collections and that materials should be consistent with the library's mission and collection development policies.
Foremost in the library's holdings are materials collected to support the University curriculum. There is additionally a broad range of materials that interests the varied patrons that the library serves. Neither the library nor the University necessarily agrees with or advocates the multitude of positions and facts accessible in the library's collection.
Individuals are expected to make discerning use of information in the library just as they must throughout their lives and careers in the information age. Nonetheless, the library understands that a patron can have significant concerns about certain materials and should have a proper way to communicate these concerns and have them addressed.
Patrons with concerns about library materials are asked to follow the procedures outlined below: