Millions of people worldwide are or have been refugees, forced to leave their homes due to persecution and violence due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. We've gathered some library resources available to help you explore various facets of these complex and significant issues. The list is only a sample of what is available. Please search the library's catalog or chat with a librarian to find additional resources.
The Gustavus Library is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our patrons. We acknowledge that harmful and outdated language or terminology exists in catalog records for our materials, though, and we would welcome your help in identifying such instances.
If you encounter any language that you consider to be harmful or offensive to yourself or others, please use this form to report it and suggest alternative language. We will contact the Library of Congress to request that changes be made whenever we come across items under their purview and will supplement our own descriptions with more respectful terms as necessary. We also direct you to our entire Harmful Language Statement for more information.