Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are committed to academic freedom, intellectual freedom, and equitable access to information.

As a research library, we promote the free exchange of ideas and serve the diverse educational, research and information pursuits of the IU community. We provide access to the broadest possible range of materials that reflect different points of view, disagreements, and, potentially, controversy.  It is our policy that materials acquired or produced as part of the Libraries’ collections will not subsequently be removed based on concerns about false, misleading, pejorative, defamatory, offensive, or potentially harmful content. 

It is the responsibility of the Libraries to make research available for review, discussion, rebuttal, and further inquiry, rather than to validate the contents of what we acquire. 

We consider these debates to be at the heart of what is protected under academic freedom, and our role is not to mediate, but to provide access to the scholarly record.