Where to find items in branches
Items under challenge that a branch owns and that can be checked out are on a cart behind the circulation desk (or if in a small branch with no room for a cart – behind the circulation desk close at hand). Patrons who want to check out or view a specific book can present their library card. Patrons can check out or examine any challenged item that their card gives them access to. Patrons who wish to see the entire cart of circulating items are welcome to do so. To take an item away from the desk, a patron will need to check it out. If the patron wants to take the entire cart from the desk to look at items without having to check every item out or even take an item or two from the desk without checking it out - they can - but they will need to give the staff some collateral, such as keys, driver's license, or similar item, to hold on to until they bring the cart or items back.
Challenged Book Reference Collection
The Covington and Slidell branches have a reference collection of all of the challenged titles. These items are on a cart. Patrons can have access to any item their library card level gives them access to. Patrons are allowed to see the entire cart (and they are not required to name the book they wish to see) or they may request certain titles. Patrons can look at any or all of the items at the circulation desk. If a patron wants to take the cart to a table to examine multiple items or wants to take an individual book away from the desk, they must leave collateral since these items don’t check out. Staff can hold their keys, driver's license, or similar item to ensure the materials are returned.
Challenged Materials Lists
- Statements of Concern Title History by Date Updated 9/29/2023. Titles now also include a link to the PDF of the redacted Statement of Concern. To read a summary of the title, look up the title in the library's catalog, or use a review service such as Goodreads, Common Sense Media, or LibraryThing.
- Statements of Concern Title History by Title Updated 9/29/2023
Visual List with Statements of Concern:
The list below includes titles that have not been decided on and are still under review. Some titles with Statements of Concern did not exist, no longer exist in the collection, or were submitted without the correct author or title. If a title only has a book listed, click the title to see if there are other formats the title can be accessed with (audio or ebook).**Due to the large number of titles/cover images, this page may take longer than expected to fully load.
If you are having trouble downloading this page, you can view the lists here [ Challenged Materials List 1 of 2, opens a new window ] [ Challenged Materials List 2 of 2, opens a new window ]