Intellectual Freedom Statement

The staff and administration of Earl Gregg Swem Library support the principles of intellectual freedom. The Library endorses unrestricted First Amendment freedoms for all its patrons. The library imposes no restrictions on patron access to constitutionally protected information.

We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources. We respect, within the limits of the law, each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with regard to information sought or received and resources consulted, acquired, or transmitted.

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Computer Resources

Swem Library recognizes the right of all users to use resources of their choosing. Computer resources are available for the interest, information, and enlightenment of the William and Mary community. Information will not be proscribed, censored, or removed by the University because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

Swem Library and its branches adhere to the following policies that cover intellectual freedom and responsible use of computing equipment:


Revised 12/2013