If you want to take part in the effort to identify books or other library material which have pornography, sexually explicit content, or other content which make it inappropriate for the Abilene Public Library please use the below template to fill out a request. Before sending it in, we ask that you send us a copy at so we can keep a record that a request was made.

If you need help in reviewing a book to determine whether the content is pornographic, sexually explicit, or otherwise graphic in nature feel free to use this site to help you fill out reconsideration requests.

A tactic used by the American Library Association to help keep sexually inappropriate books on shelves is to give awards to them making it much harder to get them removed. One of these awards are the Stonewall Book Awards. If you would like to see what books have been given awards in the past you can click in this link.