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Patron Confidentiality

Solvay Public Library acknowledges and upholds the Confidentiality Law of New York State as set forth in Article 45, Section 4509 (1988) of the New York Civil Practise Law and Rules as follows:

Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college, and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audiovisual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by law.

Adopted by Solvay Public Library Board of Trustees on February 12, 2001.

Additionally, on May 14th, 2012, the Solvay Public Library Board of Trustees endorsed the OCPL Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.

Public comments and complaints regarding this policy should be addressed in writing to a member of the Board of Trustees, in care of the Director of the Library. The Trustees will review letters of complain within 60 days and will respond in writing.