Confidentiality of Library Use Records Policy

Confidentiality of Library Use Records Policy

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs ("UCCS") Kraemer Family Library respects the privacy of all its students, faculty, staff and other patrons regarding the use of any of the Library, in person, or online. All library records that identify a patron as having requested or obtained specific materials or services or has other otherwise used the library are considered to be confidential. Confidentiality may extend to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired and includes such records as electronic resource usage, reference interviews, circulation records, interlibrary loan records and other personally identifiable records of the use of library materials, facilities, and services. This information includes the name of a person to whom a book is charged, past circulation records (including interlibrary loan, course reserves and audio-visual materials), personal information contained in circulation patron records, or otherwise identify users of any library services, including users of computer terminals on the library premises.

Library records may, however, be consulted and used by Kraemer Family Library employees and agents in the course of conducting library operations and by authorized University employees to determine compliance with University policy. Library records may be disclosed pursuant to the requirements of federal, state, and local laws, including law enforcement subpoenas, court orders, or search warrants. Library records may also be disclosed with written consent of the patron.  Library users should be aware that the use of computer terminals and other UCCS information technology resources accessed through library terminals is subject to the UCCS Responsible Computing policy (referenced below). Library users should also be aware that the use of networked resources (e.g., the internet, third-party databases, software) may result in the creation of records that are not controlled by the library.

Library patrons who have questions, concerns, or complaints about the Library's handling of their privacy and confidentiality rights should file written comments with the Kraemer Family Library:

Seth Porter
Dean, Kraemer Family Library
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 
P 719-255-3115 | F 719-528-5227 | E

This policy is in compliance with:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado State Law

American Library Association

(adopted 12/2016)