In accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Section 149.432, the Clermont County Public Library and the Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding the confidentiality of patron records.

All records concerning library patrons and materials circulated or used by those patrons are confidential with one exception. The records of minor patrons will be made available to the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor patron upon request.

Library records will not be made available to any local, state or federal agency or any other person unless one or more of the following conditions (as outlined in ORC 149.432) exist.

  • Library Records have been subject to a subpoena, search warrant or court order requiring disclosure.
  • Library Records have been requested by a law officer in the scope of his duties on a matter involving public safety in exigent circumstances.
  • The person who is the subject of the records has requested the release of Library Records.
  • For library administrative purposes only.

All requests for patron information, except in the case of a parent, guardian or custodian of a minor child, must be referred to the Library Director for authorization.

Approved by Library Board of Trustees October 16, 2000