Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause of movement may be explored.
Intellectual freedom is the basis of our democratic system.We expect our people to be self-governors.But to do so responsibly, our citizenry must be well-informed. Libraries provide the ideas and information, in a variety of formats, to allow people to inform themselves.
For more information visit the Intellectual Freedom and Censorship page provided by the American Library Association.
Taken from the American Library Association website.
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