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Library Bill of Rights/ Freedom to Read Statement

A. The library will serve all residents of the community and the public library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation. 

B. The use of the library may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return library materials or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises. 

C. The Library Bill of Rights and The Freedom to Read Statement (

Adopted by the Ashville Free Library Board of Trustees 1/28/2014

Reviewed by the Ashville Free Library Board of Trustees 5/24/2022