Article 3.

Library Records.

§ 125-18.  Definitions.

As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1)        "Library" means a library established by the State; a county, city, township, village, school district, or other local unit of government or authority or combination of local units of governments and authorities; community college or university; or any private library open to the public.

(2)        "Library record" means a document, record, or other method of storing information retained by a library that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific information or materials from a library. "Library record" does not include nonidentifying material that may be retained for the purpose of studying or evaluating the circulation of library  materials in general. (1985, c. 486, s. 2.)

 

§ 125-19.  Confidentiality of library user records.

(a)        Disclosure. - A library shall not disclose any library record that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific materials, information, or services, or as otherwise having used the library, except as provided for in subsection (b).

(b)        Exceptions. - Library records may be disclosed in the following instances:

(1)        When necessary for the reasonable operation of the library;

(2)        Upon written consent of the user; or

(3)        Pursuant to subpoena, court order, or where otherwise required by law. (1985, c. 486, s. 2.)