Bedford Public Library will respect the privacy of all users in compliance with federal and state laws as well as professional standards. The Library will not reveal personally identifiable information of individual users or reveal what information sources or services they consult under most circumstances unless required by law to do so. This policy applies to all resources regardless of their format or means of delivery as well as to all services offered by the Library.
The Library collects limited data about its users in order to provide in-person and electronic Library services. All Library records and other information relating to an individual’s use of the Library and its resources are considered confidential. These records include, but are not limited to, address and other registration information, reference or informational questions asked, interlibrary loan transactions, registrations for Library events and electronic communications, and computer database searches. This information may be consulted while carrying out Library business and used by Library staff and authorized third-party businesses contracted to provide electronic services.
This policy does not apply to external applications or websites that may be accessed from the Library’s public computers.
Further inquiries should be directed to the Library in care of the Library Director.
Approved September 16, 2020 by the Bedford Public Library Board