Confidentiality of Circulation Records Policy

Library Board approved July 16, 2002.

The Oak Park Public Library abides by Illinois Law that states that circulation and registration records are confidential information.

Circulation records and registration records shall not be made available to individuals or organizations or to any agency of state, federal or local government except pursuant to such process, order, or subpoena as may be authorized under the authority of, and pursuant to, federal, state, or local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative discovery procedures or legislative investigatory power.  Upon receipt of such process, order, or subpoena, the Executive Director or their designee will consult with the library’s legal counsel to determine if the document is in proper order and if there is showing of good cause for its issuance.  If the library’s legal counsel discovers any defects in the process, order, or subpoena, the Librarian will insist that these be cured before releasing circulation records.

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