The purpose of the Portage la Prairie Regional Library is to obtain, organize and make
conveniently available to all residents of the community recreational, educational and
informational materials in convenient form, including books, periodicals, newspapers,
pamphlets, and other print and non-print materials. It is the policy of the Library to
maintain an up-to-date collection of works in all fields of knowledge, as well as timely
materials on current issues and items in current demand.
We support the principles laid down by the Canadian Library Association’s statement on Intellectual Freedom, which states in part, that “It is the responsibility of libraries to guarantee intellectual activity, including those which some elements of society may consider to be unconventional, unpopular or unacceptable. To this end, libraries shall acquire and make available the widest variety of materials … Libraries should resist all efforts to limit the exercise of these responsibilities while recognizing the right of criticism by individuals and groups”.