The Newman Regional Library District abides by Illinois Law which states that the records of patron transactions and the identity of registered library patrons is confidential material. The Newman Regional Library District does not make available the records of patron transactions to any party except in compliance with the law. The Newman Regional Library District does not make available lists of registered library patrons except in compliance with the law.
A patron must present either their barcode number or their patron ID number, either in person or on the telephone, before any information will be given concerning:
A. Items charged out
B. Items overdue
C. Fine information
D. Hold information (either items on hold or those awaiting collection)
When speaking to a family member and not to the patron, information about the material should be restricted as to information that does not reveal the content.
1. A videocassette borrowed is overdue and should be returned.
2. A book that had been reserved is now in and can be picked up.
If information is requested by a person other than the patron, the staff should state that they are only permitted to discuss specific information with the patron.
Address, phone numbers, or any other personal information from a patron's record may not be given out without direct consent of the Librarian.Revised: August 23, 2002