As a corollary to its endorsement of the freedom to read, Glen Ellyn Public Library follows State law regarding public access to its registration and circulation records. (75 ILCS 70/1 Library Records Confidentiality Act, Registration and Circulation Records – Statistical Reports) (Appendix D: Library Records Confidentiality Act).
Library cardholder registration records and the records of the circulation of materials from the library shall be confidential.
Records of library cardholders shall not be disclosed to anyone except pursuant to such process, order or subpoena as may be authorized by law. Upon receipt of such process, order or subpoena, the library shall consult its legal counsel to determine whether the process, order or subpoena is in good form and if there is a showing of good cause for its issuance.
If the process, order, or subpoena is not in proper form or if good cause has not been shown, the library shall insist that such defects be cured before any records are released.
Any threats or unauthorized demands (i.e. those not supported by a process, order, or subpoena) concerning circulation records shall be reported to the American Library Association, the Illinois Secretary of State and the Attorney General.
Any problems relating to the privacy of records which are not provided for above are to be referred to the Library Director and if the Library Director deems necessary, to the library Board.
To assist library staff in appropriately complying with the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act if presented with a search warrant, the library has adopted a companion Search Warrant Policy (Appendix E: Search Warrants) which is hereby incorporated into this document.