The Bloomfield Township Public Library recognizes its patron library records and other
records with personally identifying information to be confidential in nature. Neither the
BTPL, nor any employee, Trustee, or volunteer thereof, will share, sell, rent, or otherwise
distribute or disclose a patron’s name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number,
borrower records, or any other personally identifying information to any outside parties
unless required to do so by a properly executed court order, or as law provides, or
pursuant to the patron’s expressed written consent.
Appropriate security measures and equipment shall be used in the library’s physical
facilities to discourage misuse of information or property.
PATRON LIBRARY RECORDS
Information stored in the patron library record shall be gathered solely for the use of the
library to serve its patrons. Information regarding items checked out and returned on time
is not retained. Michigan’s Library Privacy Act (MCL 397.601 and amendments) protects
the confidentiality of these records.
USE OF THE LIBRARY’S COMPUTERS AND ONLINE SERVICES
Tracking technologies, frequently required by web sites which patrons may visit, may
track the visitor’s computer information and any personally identifying information
supplied by the visitor when the computers are used. Whatever data is tracked, there
shall be no connection between the library card number and the library card record. The
BTPL’s commitment to privacy will prevent the retention of personally identifying
information with the web sites or databases used through its web site.
USE OF INTERNET FILTERING
Filtering software shall be used solely to comply with local, state, and federal law.
Policy approved by Board: 9/25/01
Policy revised by Board: 3/20/07
American Library Association Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Metro Net Acceptable Use Policy
Michigan’s Library Privacy Act