Confidentiality of Library Records
The circulation records and other records identifying the names of library users with specific materials are for the sole purposes of protecting public property and compiling statistical information. The Board of Trustees recognizes these records to be confidential in nature. Such records shall not be used either directly or indirectly to otherwise identify the types of materials used by patrons or to determine the purpose for which a patron requests information or library material.
Such records shall not be made available to any agency, group or individual of state, federal, or local government except pursuant to such process, order, or subpoena as may be authorized under the authority of, and pursuant to, federal, state, or local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative discovery procedures or legislative investigatory powers.
Upon receipt of such process, order, or subpoena, the library director will consult with legal counsel to determine if such process, order, or subpoena is in proper form and if there is a showing of good cause for its issuance; if the process, order, or subpoena is not in proper form or if good cause has not been shown, the director will insist that such defects be cured.
Any costs incurred, as a result of such order, in a search of patron records, shall be borne by the agency, group or individual demanding the search.