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Database June 14, 2022

The Canadian Library Challenges Database

The CFE-CFLA/FCAB Canadian Library Challenges Database provides access to challenges libraries have faced to items in their collection, and to displays, programs, room usage, and computer access. For each challenge, the database provides information about the challenge, including (1) the item, the nature of the objection, and the requested remedy; (2) (where available) the record of the review of the challenged item undertaken by the library; (3) the library's response. 

We encourage all libraries (public, school, academic, and government) in Canada to add their challenges to the database by completing this google form. If you have questions, difficulties with the form, concerns about identifying your library as the location of the challenge, or would like to submit your libraries’ historical challenges, please email Ange Holmes, CFE Coordinator at