Library Wars series

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    Not really a light novel, although there were some illustrations in the original novels. The series had a manga series, an anime series and movie.
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    Vol 1 – Toshokan Sensou (図書館戦争) (Library War)

    Vol 2 – Toshokan Nairan (図書館内乱) (Library Infighting)

    Vol 3 – Toshokan Kiki (図書館危機) (Library Crisis)

    Vol 4 – Toshokan Kakumei (図書館革命) (Library Revolution)

    Bessatsu Toshokan Sensō 1 (別冊 図書館戦争) (Supplement: Library War 1)

    Bessatsu Toshokan Sensō 2 (別冊 図書館戦争) (Supplement: Library War 2)

    Author: Arikawa Hiro
    Artist: Adabana Sukumo
    Publisher: Ascii Media Works
    Volumes: 4 volumes and 2 side story volumes, complete

    Description: (from volume 1 of the manga) Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Forces ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!
    Edited: (found a better series description) In an alternate Japan, the Media Improvement Act was passed that allows the government to censor all material it considers dangerous. This pits them against the state-run library system, which has the legal right to protect the freedom of expression and allow people to read all literature. When the conflict becomes violent, the Library forms a Library Defense Force to oppose the censorship and be able to fight the Media Betterment Committee. Iku, despite the opposition from her parents, enters the Library Defense Force in search of the man who had saved a book for her when she was in high school.

    Reason why I'm suggesting this: I absolutely loved the manga series and would really like to read an official English licensed translation, including translations of the two side story volumes.

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    I’ve never read the manga or seen the media but I love the premise so I’m down