In accordance with the State of Connecticut’s policy on Confidentiality of Library Records (CT Statutes Chapter 190, Title 11, Sections 11-25) and Personal Data (CT Statutes Chapter 55, Title 4, Sections 4-190 through 4-193), Baker Library has adopted the following policy: information collected by Baker Library relating to the use of collections and/or services by an individual is confidential.
Personal information is compiled in library records for these purposes:
Access to an individual’s records is available to:
Access to an individual’s records by any other party, including other college staff, other library users, or library staff without a work-related reason to access the records, is prohibited without a subpoena. Library staff are not authorized to provide any information concerning an individual’s use of collections or services to anyone other than the user or other library staff who need such information in the performance of their assigned duties.
Requests for exceptions to this policy must be made to the library director, the academic dean, or the college CEO. Such requests must be in writing and must state the specific purpose for which information is being requested.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects a student’s privacy with regard to personal information contained in the library’s integrated system. This includes but is not limited to personal data, titles borrowed, and overdue fines or replacement and processing fees for lost or damaged items. Disclosure of any personal information, as protected by both the State of Connecticut’s policy and FERPA, will be authorized only in compliance with the presentation by an official of a city, state, or federal law enforcement agency of a lawfully issued subpoena. The agent will be informed that the subpoena will need to be presented to the library director, the academic dean, or the college CEO.