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Bodleian Libraries

University of Oxford

The Bodleian Libraries are the main research libraries of the University of Oxford, and are part of the oldest libraries in Europe.

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The British Library

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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and is one of the largest libraries in the world.

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Material must reflect current trends and the evolution of society, as well as the memory of human endeavour and imagination.

Collections and services should not be subject to any form of ideological, political or religious censorship, nor commercial pressures.

UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

Banned Book List (continue to be updated)

Free the Books

Defend Press Freedom, Donate Books to Libraries in Britain

Under the repercussions of China's National Security Law in Hong Kong, Hong Kong government has extirpated numerous books stored from the public libraries in order to impede the dissemination of knowledge and ideas, ban any dissenting theory, and blatantly trample on freedom of speech, publication and thought. It is indispensable to free the banned books.

UNESCO Public Library Manifesto affirms 'Material must reflect current trends and the evolution of society, as well as the memory of human endeavour and imagination. Collections and services should not be subject to any form of ideological, political or religious censorship, nor commercial pressures'.

If freedom as the core value of Hong Kong is rooted out in the city, it should be inherited and defended by diasporic Hongkongers around the world.

Therefore, Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) partnered with Hong Kong's democratic activists Honcques Laus and Simon Cheng to jointly commence the "Free the Books" campaign, and is in contact with libraries across the UK to allow Hong Kong banned books to be kept in the UK.

For book donors, please contact the organiser:

 

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