Privacy and Confidentiality of Library Records
and circulation records of the Omaha Public Library are confidential. Information from these records will not be
released except under the conditions outlined in this policy. This confidentiality is protected by Section
84-712.05 (11) of the Revised Statutes
of Nebraska, Reissue 2004.
visiting the library in personal possession of his/her library card, an
individual may check out materials, pay fees and receive a list of due dates
for materials checked out. In the case
of an expired library account or a lost or stolen library card, current
identification is required to access the library account.
an individual wishes to access his/her account over the telephone or through
the Internet, his/her account must be current, and the individual will need
his/her library card number and personal identification number (PIN). If a customer does not know his/her PIN or
wishes to change the PIN, the individual must appear in person at the library
and show current identification.
the case of a minor (below age 19) information may be released to any
individual who is listed in the child’s library account as the parent or
guardian, who presents the request in person at a library agency and must
provide current identification.
Information will not be released to anyone whose name is not in the
account or if his/her address is different than the child’s.
registration and circulation information may be released to law enforcement
agencies or courts only upon presentation of properly executed process, order,
or subpoena. All requests, except those
from individuals seeking to examine their own records or those from parents or
guardians seeking to examine their children’s records, will be referred to the
Administrative Office of the Omaha Public Library.
Approved by the Board of Trustees
of the Omaha Public Library, April 15, 2015