Field Report 2022 Download


Digital downloads such as poster and bookmark files and eBooks, cannot be purchased by phone, fax, or email using a purchase order—they must be purchased online using a credit card.

The 2022 Field Report examines the unparalleled rise in attacks against the freedom to read in 2022, including trends, the ways in which libraries are under siege, and the most cited reasons for book challenges. Along with the list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022, the Field Report summarizes attempts to censor the 20 most frequently targeted titles in 2022, including Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Finally, the Field Report assesses how a cultural resurgence in hate and intolerance has fueled many of the censorship attacks on libraries, the materials and services they provide, and library workers.

This annual report is the perfect handout for those who don’t know about the scope of censorship in libraries, and readers who want to stay informed about recent attempts to restrict access to information.

•    Size: 8 1/2” x 11” 
•    Format: PDF
•    Pages: 16
•    Two files (single pages and spreads)

Use the Field Guide to stimulate discussions and bring readers together to support the freedom to read during Banned Books Week and throughout the year! Let Freedom Read! Learn more at


Please read the  License Agreement for Digital Content prior to purchasing. With the purchase and download of this digital file, you agree to be bound by the terms of this license agreement. When purchasing, please select either the Base User License or the Volume License appropriate for the number of internal recipients you wish to email.

How can I access my digital files?

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email that is both a confirmation and receipt.  This email will include link(s) to access the items you purchased.

ALA Member
Item Number
8 12"

Primary tabs

You don't need to be an ALA Member to purchase from the ALA Store, but you'll be asked to create an online account/profile during the checkout to proceed. This Web Account is for both Members and non-Members. 

If you are Tax-Exempt, please verify that your account is currently set up as exempt before placing your order, as our new fulfillment center will need current documentation. Learn how to verify here.