Patron Confidentiality

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Illinois Library System Act

The Illinois Heartland Library System's Patron Confidentiality policy is based upon the Illinois Library System Act. Section 3030 of the Act states:

  1. Ethics and Responsibilities of ILLINET Member Libraries
  2. Each library shall ensure the confidentiality of the patron (see the Li- brary Records Confidentiality Act [75 ILCS 70]).

23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.Exh.A (2015)

Patron information in the SHARE database remains the property of the patron's home library. Use of such information shall be restricted to official use by SHARE member libraries and by IHLS/SHARE staff and in conformity with all applicable federal and state laws.

Adopted 5/11/15