Most of these books can be found in the "PR-PT" section of the library, which is our literature area. These are just a few titles to showcase what we have. Please search our catalog to see what else we have.
If you have any suggestions of materials to add to our collection please fill out a Recommend a Purchase request on our Services page.
PNW students, staff, and faculty can get books from any Purdue campus (Westville, Hammond, West Lafayette, Fort Wayne) and have them sent to your home campus or you can visit any Purdue Campus Library in person. All you need is your PNW ID.
Click on the titles below to see their availability
According to the American Library Association, a banned book is a book that has been removed from the shelf of a library or school. A challenged book is a book that some people think should be removed but hasn't been removed from the shelves of a library or school.
The banning and challenging of books have, unfortunately, a long history throughout the world. It may surprise you that hundreds of books are challenged and banned each year in the United States alone.
To find out why these books have been band/challenged check out the ALA Site