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The following policy is in accordance with state and county law:
All information contained in a patron record is confidential information and may only be released under the following circumstances:
A. A Library record may be released to the record holder at any time it is requested.
B. A library record may be released to a non-record holder with written permission form the record holder or verbal permission from the record holder with a library staff member present.
C. To a law enforcement officer who is actin gin the scope of the officer's law enforcement duties and has the appropriate legal documents (i.e. subpoena or search warrant).
D. The Library needs to release the records for administrative purposes, including the establishment, maintenance, or transfer of the library records management system; or records that document improper use of the Internet at the Library, provided that patron identifying information is removed,
When the library personnel are served with a subpoena, search warrant, or other order from a court of competent jurisdiction, they should immediately notify the Director. The Director will notify the County Prosecutor's office for legal assistance in these cases.
For purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:
A. Library Record - is a record in any form, written, verbal, or electronic, that is maintained by the Library and that contains any of the following types of non-evaluative, identifying information:
1. Information the Library requires a patron to provide to determine eligibility for services; or
2. Information that identifies a patron as having requested or obtained specific materials or materials on a specific subject; or
3. Information provided by the patron to assist a staff member to answer a specific question or provide information of a specific question.
B. Patron Information - is any personal, identifiable information about an individual who has used any Library service or borrowed any Library materials. Non-specific age or gender information is not considered patron information.
C. Guardian - a person, association, or corporation that is granted authority by a probate court pursuant to exercise parental rights over a child to the extent provided in the court's order and subject to the residual parental rights of the child's parents.
𝘐𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘳𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘸, 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘺, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴.
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