Plainview Public Library

209 N Pine St., Plainview, NE

Confidentiality of Library Records

Written By: Donna Christiansen

1. The Plainview Carnegie Library Board recognizes its circulation records and other records identifying the names of library users with specific materials to be confidential in nature.
2. All librarians and library employees are advised that such records shall not be made available to any agency of state, federal, or local government except 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 power.
3. The board shall resist the issuance or enforcement of any such process, order, or subpoena until such time as proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent jurisdiction. (In other words, upon receipt of such process, order or subpoena, the library’s board will consult with their legal counsel or the city attorney 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, they will insist that such defects be cured.)