Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records:

Owen County Public Library

Confidentiality of Library Records:


The Owen County Library Board recognizes that the Owen County Library is the embodiment of the First Amendment because it’s collection includes the voice of dissent as well as assent. The library is an impartial resource providing information on all paints for view, available to all persons regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, social or political views, economic status, or any other characteristic. The role of the library as such a resource must not be compromised by an erosion of the privacy rights of library users.

It is the responsibility of the Board, Librarians, and Staff to protect the privacy of library users. Confidentiality extends to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired. This includes database search records, reference interview, circulation records, inter-library loan records, and other personally identifiable uses of library materials, facilities, or services.

These records are excepted from section 3 of the Indiana Access to Public Records Law IC 5-14-3-4 (16) (A)


Passed June 28, 1999