The Indiana Free Library respects the right of privacy of all patrons regarding the use of the library. Library records related to the circulation of library materials, print or electronic, are deemed confidential. Records identifying personal or material details for transactions including inter-library loan request, reference queries, or requests and the use of digital materials shall remain confidential. These records shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except upon request of the patron or pursuant, or in response, to a court order in a criminal proceeding.
Release of records will be authorized by the Director and communicated to a designated Trustee. Records retained by third-party vendors are not linked to patron records, although the library does receive general usage statistics. Additionally, in order to protect the confidentiality of library patrons, staff members are instructed to not provide information concerning who is, or who is not, present in the library.