Browse our catalog and pick your banned book. Press the "borrow" button and fill out the form. Remember to look at your local library or school first! Once we get your order, we'll ship it to the address.Find a banned book
Your book will arrive at your doorstep within 2-3 weeks in discrete packaging. Open it carefully: you'll need the packaging later to return your book. Happy reading!
Done reading? Great! It's time to return your book. Your book came with return postage, and you'll use it to mail your book back. Once we receive it, you're able to order another one!Get instructions on returning your book
Shipping books hundreds of miles is really expensive, but every book borrowed from The Banned Books Library is completely free. We keep it this way through advertisements on the packaging and our website, but that can't cover all of our costs. We rely on donations from readers like you to provide free, uncensored literature to people all across the globe. Your donations help undermine censorship, one banned book at a time.Donate
These groups have made outstandingly generous donations to The Banned Books Library, showing their commitment to literary freedom and supporting blossoming minds.
I'm Miles Gorman, A.K.A. The Strike Bike. I'm an LGBTQ+ kid who loves reading, so book bans and literary censorship hit especially close to home. I've been doing LGBTQ+ rights and climate change activism since I was 12, and the windfall of laws targeting classrooms and libraries alarmed me. Reading about events like the Florida Book Bans in 2022 and 2023, I felt like I had to do something. One day in math class I scribbled an idea on the corner of a worksheet just before lunch. When I got home, I put my programming skills to work, and The Banned Books Library was born.Learn more about Miles
Shipping costs a lot of money, and on-package advertisements and donations don't cover everything.
Every time one of the advertisements on our website gets clicked on, we get almost 50 cents!
That might not sound like much, but it adds up.
If you click on ads just a few dozen times, it covers the entire cost of shipping a book.
You don't even need to do anything after clicking.
If you can't afford to make a donation when borrowing a book, we'd appreciate it if you clicked on some ads. We know it's annoying, but it helps us pay for your book.