We in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library uphold the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights which states that all library users have the right to conduct research without concern for unauthorized access to their personal information including details on the resources or services that are used in the course of their inquiries.
Privacy of library patron records is maintained in accordance with federal and state laws and USF’s Student Records Policy. The Library does not release information about resources that an individual has checked out or obtained through interlibrary loan, except as required by warrants issued by law enforcement agencies. Library staff members are trained to protect the privacy of library users and the confidentiality of library records. Patron records may be accessed by library staff to perform their respective duties. Personal information about library users is shared only to conduct library and university business, except as required by law.Use of library computers is governed by USF policies on computer and network use and may be monitored and recorded under certain circumstances.
Library computers are located in open spaces where content may be viewable by others.
Florida Statute 257.261 Library registration and circulation records.http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/257.261
American Library Association. Bill of Rights. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill•American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom. USA PATRIOT Act and Intellectual Freedom. http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/ifissues/usapatriotac