Illinois Library Laws

Illinois Statutes: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

State Library Association: Illinois Library Association

Security Breach Notification Law : 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq.

Data Disposal Law: 20 ILCS 450/20

Library Records Privacy :

ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES CHAPTER 75.  LIBRARIES ILLINOIS LOCAL LIBRARY ACT ARTICLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
75 ILCS 5/1-7

[Prior to 1/1/93 cited as: Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 81, para. 1-7]

§ 75 ILCS 5/1-7.  [Confidentiality]

   Sec. 1-7. Each library subject to this Act is subject to the provisions of The Library Records Confidentiality Act [75 ILCS 70/1 et seq.].

LIBRARY RECORDS CONFIDENTIALITY ACT 75 ILCS 70/1 [Prior to 1/1/93 cited as: Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 81, para. 1201]
§ 75 ILCS 70/1.  [Confidentiality of records; statistical reports permitted]

   Sec. 1. (a) The registration and circulation records of a library are confidential information. Except pursuant to a court order, no person shall publish or make any information contained in such records available to the public.
(b) This Section does not prevent a library from publishing or making available to the public reasonable statistical reports regarding library registration and book circulation where those reports are presented so that no individual is identified therein.
(c) For the purpose of this Section, (i) "library" means any public library or library of an educational, historical or eleemosynary institution, organization or society; (ii) "registration records" includes any information a library requires a person to provide in order for that person to become eligible to borrow books and other materials and (iii) "circulation records" includes all information identifying the individual borrowing particular books or materials.

§ 75 ILCS 70/2.  [Short title]
   Sec. 2. This Act may be cited as the Library Records Confidentiality Act.
HISTORY: Source: P.A. 86-1475
PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT ACT OF 1991
75 ILCS 16/1-25
§ 75 ILCS 16/1-25.  Confidentiality of records

   Sec. 1-25. Confidentiality of records. Each library subject to this Act is subject to the provisions of the Library Records Confidentiality Act [75 ILCS 70/1 et seq.].

HISTORY: Source: P.A. 83-179; 87-1277, § 1-25.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
5 ILCS 140/7  (2001)
§ 5 ILCS 140/7.  Exemptions

   Sec. 7. Exemptions. (1) The following shall be exempt from inspection and copying:
<…>   
(l) Library circulation and order records identifying library users with specific materials.
(2) This Section does not authorize withholding of information or limit the availability of records to the public, except as stated in this Section or otherwise provided in this Act.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 181 other followers

%d bloggers like this: