Outdated Language in our Library Catalog

We acknowledge there may be language in our catalog that is outdated, harmful, biased, or inaccurate including, but not limited to, issues such as racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, transphobia and homophobia. Such descriptions do not reflect the library’s viewpoint, but rather the social attitudes and circumstances of the period or place in which they were created.

We are committed to creating inclusive descriptions that document the history of our diverse communities in a respectful manner and recognize this work must be ongoing. We continually review our descriptions to identify harmful language and encourage you to contact library administration if you find language that causes concern in any of our subject headings, catalog records, finding aids or item descriptions.