(i) "Library record" means a document, record, or other method of
storing information retained by a library that contains information that
personally identifies a library patron, including the patron's name,
address, or telephone number, or that identifies a person as having
requested or obtained specific materials from a library. Library record
does not include nonidentifying material that may be retained for the
purpose of studying or evaluating the circulation of library materials
397.603 Library record not subject to disclosure requirements;
release or disclosure of library record without consent prohibited;
exception; procedure and form of written consent; hearing.
(2) Unless ordered by a court after giving the affected library notice of the
request and an opportunity to be heard on the request, a library or an employee
or agent of a library shall not release or disclose a library record or portion
of a library record to a person without the written consent of the person liable
for payment for or return of the materials identified in that library record.
(3) The procedure and form of giving written consent described in subsection (2)
may be determined by the library.
What does it mean in the Kresge Library?
To comply with this law, Kresge Library faculty and staff cannot, without the
written consent of the individual whose privacy is at issue, tell one patron
what library materials another patron has borrowed, nor can they reveal who has
requested specific books or other materials, including materials requested
through interlibrary loan.
For interlibrary loan purpose the written consent is
established by setting up "Authorized Users" in ILLiad.
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426