HHHCL is committed to protecting the privacy of our patrons and library users. All patron information including circulation and registration information and information accessed online is confidential as required by NY State Law and is not disclosed to anyone other than the registered party, a party presenting a waiver from the borrower, or a person with a court order granting accessibility. The confidentiality of library records is governed by New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules Section 4509, which reads as follows:
Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audio-visual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.
All users are advised that any library record or other information collected by the library as described herein is subject to disclosure pursuant to subpoena, court order, or as otherwise authorized by applicable law.
The Half Hollow Hills Community Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to change this policy at any time and you are advised to check hhhlibrary.org periodically for any changes.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, June 15, 2015