Last Updated: 8/22/04
Privacy of the Users of the University Libraries
Applies to: All Library Users
It is the policy of the Libraries that the privacy of all library patrons shall be respected. Unless required by law, library staff will not reveal 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 required 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 Kathy Irwin, Associate Dean of Libraries at (989) 774-6421.