Confidentiality

The Board of Trustees of the Zion-Benton Public Library District declares that the library will cooperate fully with the police or any other official agency in giving directory-type information concerning library patrons upon request. This includes name, address, and telephone number, if listed.

The Board further declares that it recognizes that the circulation records and other records which identify the names of library users with specific materials are confidential in nature.

These records shall not be made available 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 library’s officers will consult with legal counsel to determine that such process, order, or subpoena is in proper form and if there is a showing of good cause of its issuance. If the process, order, or subpoena is not in proper form, or if good cause has not been shown, they will insist that such defects be cured.

When presented with duly authorized papers as above, the library will cooperate to the fullest extent with the requesting authority.

Information on the computer software maintained by Cooperative Computer Services, Inc., including manuals and software releases, are confidential and not to be released or discussed with anyone, including patrons and other computer vendors. The library can be held liable for suit if an employee divulges this information.