The Akron-Summit County Public Library supports its patrons' rights to privacy and protects the confidentiality of patron information and library records in accordance with Ohio law. Patron information is defined as personally identifiable information about an individual who has used any library service or borrowed any library materials. A library record is defined as a record in any form that is maintained by the library and that contains any of the following types of information:
Information that does not identify any individual and that is retained for the purpose of studying or evaluating the use of a library and its materials and services is not considered confidential and is not subject to this policy.
In accordance with Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code 149.432), the Akron-Summit County Public Library does not release any library record or disclose any patron information except as follows:
Additionally, the library may release records that document improper use of the internet at the library so long as any patron information is removed from those records. As used in this context, patron information does not include information about the age or gender of an individual.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2010