The library does not collect or retain user information beyond what is needed for essential library operations or to protect the library collections (e.g., information necessary for contacting someone about materials he or she currently has signed out or for which a bill might be outstanding). Only staff has access to personally identifiable information stored in the library’s computer systems.
The library does not retain online records of Internet transactions. Computer workstations in the library are designed to protect user privacy – regularly erasing search histories and user passwords at the end of each session.
Library administrators regularly review record-keeping practices, and staff is trained to understand library practices regarding privacy and confidentiality.