Confidentiality of Records Policy

In accordance with State of Maine Privacy Laws and the ALA Code of Ethics, the library will keep circulation and registration records confidential. Information from these records will not be given to any individual, agency, or government entity except pursuant to a process, order, or subpoena which Town of Buxton council will have advised us is in good form and with good cause.

The only exception to this policy is for children under 12 years of age. If asked, library staff will give parents or legal guardians only, the titles of materials currently checked out or lost. This is a courtesy to aid parents in identifying items to be returned.

Young patrons 12 and older will be accorded all the privacy rights of adults, outlined above.

Privacy rights for any individual terminate when materials are seriously overdue, in the interest of restitution.

Adopted: January 2007