Colorado Library Laws

Colorado Statutes : http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=

State Library Association: Colorado Association of Libraries

Security Breach Notification Law : Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-1-716

Data Disposal Law: Colo. Rev. Stat. §6-1-713

Library Records Privacy:

COLORADO REVISED STATUTES TITLE 24. GOVERNMENT – STATE LIBRARIES ARTICLE 90. LIBRARIES
PART 1. LIBRARY LAW
C.R.S. 24-90-119 (2003)
24-90-119. Privacy of user records

(1) Except as set forth in subsection (2) of this section, a publicly-supported library shall not disclose any record or other information that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific materials or service or as otherwise having used the library.
(2) Records may be disclosed in the following instances:
(a) When necessary for the reasonable operation of the library;
(b) Upon written consent of the user;
(c) Pursuant to subpoena, upon court order, or where otherwise required by law;
(d) To a custodial parent or legal guardian who has access to a minor’s library card or its authorization number for the purpose of accessing by electronic means library records of the minor.
(3) Any library official, employee, or volunteer who discloses information in violation of this section commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.

COLORADO REVISED STATUTES TITLE 24. GOVERNMENT – STATE PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS ARTICLE 72. PUBLIC RECORDS PART 2. INSPECTION, COPYING, OR PHOTOGRAPHING
C.R.S. 24-72-204 (2003)
(edited)
24-72-204. Allowance or denial of inspection – grounds – procedure – appeal

(1) The custodian of any public records shall allow any person the right of inspection of such records or any portion thereof except on one or more of the following grounds or as provided in subsection (2) or (3) of this section:
(a) Such inspection would be contrary to any state statute.
(b) Such inspection would be contrary to any federal statute or regulation issued thereunder having the force and effect of law.
(c) Such inspection is prohibited by rules promulgated by the supreme court or by the order of any court.
(d) Such inspection would be contrary to the requirements of any joint rule of the senate and the house of representatives pertaining to lobbying practices.
(3) (a) The custodian shall deny the right of inspection of the following records, unless otherwise provided by law; except that any of the following records, other than letters of reference concerning employment, licensing, or issuance of permits, shall be available to the person in interest under this subsection (3):
(VII) Library records disclosing the identity of a user as prohibited by section 24-90-119.

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