Approved and added April 2021
Materials in the New York State Library are selected to support the research needs of the citizens of the State of New York.
It is the responsibility of the Library to ensure that different points of view are represented in the materials and resources provided in the library's collections. Inclusion of a particular resource does not constitute endorsement or advocacy of the ideas or statements found therein.
The State Library adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom outlined in the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association and further explicated in the Freedom to Read Statement and the Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries. Pursuant to these, the Library will not automatically withdraw duly selected materials from the library collections in response to a request from an individual or group. It is the task of the Library to make research available for review, rebuttal, substantiation, support or further inquiry.
If you wish to request reconsideration of a resource, please provide all of the information below to the Office of the State Librarian.