Library registration and circulation records are confidential and are not to be disclosed to anyone other than the registered party, a party presenting a waiver from the borrower, or a person with a court order granting accessibility. The New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules Section 4509 reads as follows:
“Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use audio-visual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed up on request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.”
Patron registration information and records pertaining to the use of library materials may be used solely by the Library administration for library mailings, general news releases or for library business.
-Adopted August 2011