The Fort Nelson Public Library recognizes the right of all library patrons to privacy and discretion with regard to their use of library materials and services. All information in a patron’s record is confidential and must not be released to anyone other than the patron identified in the record. Any record of library use that individually identifies a patron, such as a log of internet use, must be treated as confidential information and must not be released to the public.
The exception to the above statement is:
The library recognizes that responsibility for monitoring library materials borrowed or used by juveniles (13 years or younger) rests with the parents/guardians of the child. Library use records of a juvenile may be released to the parent/guardian whose signature appears on the juvenile’s library card. The adult requesting the information is required to produce identification. No other adults (teachers, grandparents, social workers, etc.) are entitled to any information.
Any request for patron information from outside agencies (i.e. RCMP) must be directed in writing to the Managing Librarian and conform to current privacy/freedom of information legislation.