Confidentiality of Patron Records

Confidentiality of Library Records

It is illegal for a library worker to reveal personal information about any library patron or to give out information about library materials accessed by any patron, according to Michigan Public Act No. 455, the Library Privacy Act. In conformity with the law, the Library Committee has established the following "Confidentiality of Library Records Policy."

Policy

The Hekman Library registration and circulation records are confidential. Registration records include any information the library requires the patron to provide in order to become eligible to borrow materials. Circulation records include all information which identifies a patron as borrowing particular materials. Except in accordance with proper judicial order, no person makes known in any manner information contained in such records. Nothing in this statement, however, prevents the use of such records by authorized institutional personnel in the performance of his or her duties.