Answered By: Hillary Fox Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015 Views: 60
The purpose of the confidentiality statement is to ensure patrons that the UWF Libraries will not reveal patron information from library records. Our policy is based on Florida State law, which guarantees the right to privacy of library records. In addition, the library's policy is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, which states, "We protect library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted."
The privacy of all borrowers of library materials shall be respected. The Library will not reveal the names of individual borrowers nor reveal what materials are charged to any individual. The Library will not make any inquiry into the purposes for which a patron requests information or materials. Patron record information is updated and maintained solely for the use of library staff in order to keep track of library materials. (s. 257.261, F.S.)