Confidentiality of Library Patron Records

The Canton Free Library supports every patrons right to have his or her library records remain confidential. Library records include patron registration data, circulation records, overdue and reserve records, participation in library-sponsored programs, record of library visits, and/or any other data that contain information that links a specific patron to specific materials or services used. Each patron has individual control over his or her borrowers card and presentation of the card permits access to information about the borrowers current circulation record. Except during the actual period of transaction (circulation, maintenance of record on unpaid fines, reservation of materials), the library will not maintain a record of transactions. When no longer needed for library administration purposes, records will be expunged.