Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

The Watertown Regional Library strictly adheres to South Dakota Codified Law 14-2-51 stating:

"Confidential library records. All public library records containing personally identifiable information are confidential. Any information contained in public library records may not be released except by court order or upon request of a parent of a child who is under eighteen years of age. As used in this section, "personally identifiable" means any information a library maintains that would identify a patron. Acts by library officers or employees in maintaining a check out system are not violations of this section.”

Source: SL 1983, ch 154, § 1.

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Adopted: December 4, 2018
Revised: June 1, 2021