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Database June 14, 2022

Library Challenges Database

The CFE 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. The database will begin with public libraries but will be expanded to include school libraries, academic libraries, and government libraries.

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, or would like to submit your libraries’ historical challenges, please email Ange Holmes, CFE Coordinator at