Policy on Patron Privacy and Confidentiality

Registration and circulation records of the Holdrege Area Public Library are confidential. Information from these records will not be released except under the conditions outlined in this policy. This confidentiality is protected by Section 84-712.05 (11) of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, Reissue 2004.

When visiting the library in personal possession of his/her library card, an individual may check out materials, pay fees and receive a list of due dates for materials checked out, as well as receive a history of materials checked out. If an individual wishes to access his/her account over the telephone or through the Internet, the individual will need his/her library card number and password.

In the case of children in the eighth grade or lower, information may be released to any parent or guardian who is listed in the child’s library account as the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present the request in person at a library agency and must provide current identification. Information will not be released to a parent or guardian whose name is not in the account or if his/her address is different than the child’s.

Library registration and circulation information may be released to law enforcement agencies or courts only upon presentation of properly executed process, order, search warrant or subpoena, or in an effort by the Library to reclaim items overdue for more than 60 days. All requests, except those from individuals seeking to examine their own records or those from parents or guardians seeking to examine their children’s records, will be referred to the Library Director.

(Adopted 8/4/09)

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