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How confidential is my library record?

Customers may ask for access to their own record; however, other individuals may not inspect a customer's record except with the customer's authorization or by order of a court of law.

Parents of minor children under the age of 18 may have access to their child's record. Oklahoma Statute 1040.75 defines a juvenile as an unmarried person under 18 years of age.

Oklahoma law protects the confidentiality of Library Users' Records Oklahoma law protects the confidentiality of Library Users' Records:

 

OKLAHOMA STATUTE 65-1-105 (2002). Disclosure of records.
 
A . Any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds including but not limited to public, academic, school or special libraries, and having records indicating which of its documents or other materials, regardless of format, have been loaned to or used by an identifiable individual or group shall not disclose such records to any person except to:
 
1.         Persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administrations of
            the library;
 
2.         Persons authorized to inspect such records, in writing, by the individual
            or group; or
 
3.         By order of a court of law.
 
B. The requirements of this section shall not prohibit middle and elementary school libraries from maintaining a system of records that identifies the individual or group to whom library materials have been loaned even if such system permits a determination, independent of any disclosure of such information by the library, that documents or materials have been loaned to an individual or group.

 

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