Access to Records


The Taos Public Library endorses ALA’s “Confidentiality of Library Records” policy. The circulation and other records identifying the names of library users are confidential. Circulation records will not be made available to any agency of state, federal, or local government except pursuant to such process, order, or subpoena as may be authorized under the authority of, and pursuant to, federal, procedures or legislative investigative power

Library records are confidential. Taos Public Library records on individual users are for the sole purpose of protecting public property and are not to be used to identify types of materials used by or personal information about individuals. Under no circumstances shall library staff provide information of any kind about an individual library user.

No library records shall be made available to the public, press or governmental agency except by such process, order, or subpoena authorized by federal, state or local law. The library director shall resist such process, order or subpoena until there is a proper show of good cause. Any costs incurred by the library in any search of record shall be charged to the agency demanding such a search.