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Confidentiality Of Library Patron and Circulation Policy
Pursuant to the provisions of I.C. 5-14-3-4(b)(16), the Board of Trustees of the Vigo County Public Library do hereby exercise their discretion and do declare that all Library or archival records (a) which can be used to identify any library patron; or (b) deposited with, or acquired by, the Library upon the conditions that the records be disclosed only to qualified researchers or after the passing of a period of years that is specified in the documents under which the deposit or acquisition is made or after the death of persons specified at the time of the acquisition or deposit, are hereby declared to be confidential and shall not be disclosed to the public or any person (except as otherwise may be required by law); however, disclosure may be made with respect to the materials referred to in subparagraph (a) above to such employees of the Library who need to use said materials internally only for the proper functioning of the Library and disclosure may be made with respect to those materials referred to in subparagraph (b) above upon the condition imposed by the person or entity transferring the materials to the Library.
Nothing in this policy shall, however, be deemed to require the disclosure of any other written or tangible materials or records or archives other than as expressly required by law; and nothing herein shall be deemed to modify the Board of Trustees' prior policies regarding the free access to information and library materials to the public in accordance with the philosophy of the Library other than those records expressly excluded above.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Vigo County Public Library on the 21st day of February, 2005.