Information and usage records with personally identifiable customer information are maintained for the purpose of effectively managing library resources and providing library services, and are considered confidential in accordance with State and Federal law and library policy.
Confidentiality is an essential component of Intellectual Freedom, and an important foundation of library service that supports the idea that a democracy can only succeed if individuals have access to the information necessary to form opinions and make decisions on issues affecting their lives without having their interests examined or judged by others.
The Pierce County Library System holds library records and personally identifiable customer information confidential in accordance with State and Federal law and library policy.
The Library collects information about library users for the purpose of carrying out the mission of the library and providing library services.
Records that contain personally identifiable information, such as registration information, or information about content explored or used such as circulation records, websites visited and computer use, are confidential.
Exceptions may be made in accordance with Library policies and procedures. Personally identifiable information from library records and customer files may be released under the following circumstances:
Library records containing personally identifiable information will be disposed of unless needed for efficient operation of the library, public records retention requirements, system backups, or other reasons related to effectively managing library resources or providing services.
Adopted by the Pierce County Rural Library District Board of Trustees, June 11, 1975. Revised February 14, 1985, August 19, 1992, May 9, 2005, and October 15, 2013.
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