Banned Books Exhibition, Sept. 27 – Oct. 27

Banned Books Week celebrates one of the most basic freedoms in a democratic society — freedom from censorship.  Since its inception in 1982, it has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves.  The theme for this year’s observance is “Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas . . . Closes Possibilities . . . Limits Understanding.”   The LSU Libraries exhibit will extend beyond Banned Books Week to assure that everyone has an opportunity to view it.

Browse the exhibit to learn about the most challenged books and authors of 2007 including award winners and books challenged in Louisiana as well as the most challenged book of the 21st century.  Celebrate the first amendment and intellectual freedom with those who elect to open a banned book.  Pick up a bookmark and a list of banned or challenged books.  You will be surprised by some of the titles!

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 p.m.

Please note: Library hours are subject to change. You can confirm hours by calling 578-8875 or  checking the web page at


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Virtual Tour – Coming soon! Watch for the link to photographs of the exhibit which will be posted on the LSU Libraries web page.

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