BPL & DEI
Public Libraries are champions for intellectual freedom and free exchange of ideas; public libraries provide a welcoming and safe space for everyone in the community.
Check out the Library's diverse digital resources!
Bentonville Public Library (BPL) has adopted several policies supporting libraries as a forum for information and ideas prepared by the American Library Association:
BPL has a rich history of providing collections, services and programs that represent the wonderful diversity in our community.
Our collections and digital resources are well-reviewed and provide reliable information for patrons to explore, learn and grow about any topic that may interest them. Some titles in our collections may be considered controversial to some patrons, but they are provided to represent everyone in our community.
About Bentonville Together
A City of Bentonville campaign that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our community, initiated by Mayor Stephanie Orman in 2020.
BPL’s databases and online resources featured on the Student Portal are accessible with a BPL library card, Temporary Internet Card and student Tech Card at bentonvillelibrary.org.
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Other Library Services
- For more information about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Contact BPL.
- For all database content, Authorized Users shall abide by the Copyright Act of 1976. Authorized Users may download or print limited copies of citations, abstracts, full text or portions thereof, provided the information is used solely in accordance with copyright law.
Note - This is an archive and ongoing landing page for resources that are free for learners of various ages. This site is not meant to be an exhaustive list that adequately reflects the diversity in our community. It is not a comprehensive view of BPL resources either. Omission of any ethnicity, race or culture is unintentional. It should be considered a work-in-progress that gathers existing efforts that may be of interest to some patrons.