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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 7/21/2016​

Privacy of the Users of the University Libraries

Applies to: All Library Users

It is the policy of the CMU Libraries to protect the privacy of all library patrons shall be respected. Unless required by law to do so, library staff will not reveal library user registration or circulation records.

Furthermore, the Libraries subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.​ ​
Section III of the Code of Ethics states:

"We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted."

Further, library staff are require​d to respect the privacy of all students in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

If you have questions, please contact Timothy Peters, Associate Dean of Libraries at (989) 774-3500.​