Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

It is the policy of the Cranberry Public Library, and concurred in and supported by the
Board of Directors, to regard as confidential any information about patrons (and patrons’
use of library resources) that comes into the Library’s possession.
To implement this policy, Cranberry Public Library will disclose no information

1. A patron’s name (or whether an individual is a registered borrower or has been a patron)
2. A patron’s address
3. A patron’s telephone number
4. The Library’s circulation records and their contents
5. The Library’s borrowers’ records and their contents
6. The number or character of questions asked by patrons
7. The frequency or content of a patron’s lawful visits to the Library or any other
information supplied to the Library (or gathered by it) shall not be given, made
available or disclosed to any individual, corporation, institution, government
agent or agency without a valid process, order, or subpoena. Upon presentation of
such process order or subpoena, the Library shall resist its enforcement until such
time as proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent

All Library employees (and those volunteers who work in its behalf) are hereby
instructed to comply with these guidelines.

Updated 6/2001