Kansas Library Laws

Kansas Statutes: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/index.do

State Library Association: Kansas Library Association

Security Breach Notification Law : Kan. Stat. 50-7a01, 50-7a02

Data Disposal Law: Kan. Stat. Ann. §50-7a03

Library Records

KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED CHAPTER 45. PUBLIC RECORDS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION ARTICLE 2. RECORDS OPEN TO PUBLIC
K.S.A. § 45-221f
45-221f.   Certain records not required to be open; separation of open and closed information required; statistics and records over 70 years old open.

    (a) Except to the extent disclosure is otherwise required by law, a public agency shall not be required to disclose:
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(7)  Library, archive and museum materials contributed by private persons, to the extent of any limitations imposed as conditions of the contribution.
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(23) Library patron and circulation records which pertain to identifiable individuals.
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(b)  Except to the extent disclosure is otherwise required by law or as appropriate during the course of an administrative proceeding or on appeal from agency action, a public agency or officer shall not disclose financial information of a taxpayer which may be required or requested by a county appraiser or the director of property valuation to assist in the determination of the value of the taxpayer’s property for ad valorem taxation purposes; or any financial information of a personal nature required or requested by a public agency or officer, including a name, job description or title revealing the salary or other compensation of officers, employees or applicants for employment with a firm, corporation or agency, except a public agency. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the publication of statistics, so classified as to prevent identification of particular reports or returns and the items thereof.
(c)  As used in this section, the term "cited or identified" shall not include a request to an employee of a public agency that a document be prepared.
(d)  If a public record contains material which is not subject to disclosure pursuant to this act, the public agency shall separate or delete such material and make available to the requester that material in the public record which is subject to disclosure pursuant to this act. If a public record is not subject to disclosure because it pertains to an identifiable individual, the public agency shall delete the identifying portions of the record and make available to the requester any remaining portions which are subject to disclosure pursuant to this act, unless the request is for a record pertaining to a specific individual or to such a limited group of individuals that the individuals’ identities are reasonably ascertainable, the public agency shall not be required to disclose those portions of the record which pertain to such individual or individuals.
(e)  The provisions of this section shall not be construed to exempt from public disclosure statistical information not descriptive of any identifiable person.
(f)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), any public record which has been in existence more than 70 years shall be open for inspection by any person unless disclosure of the record is specifically prohibited or restricted by federal law, state statute or rule of the Kansas supreme court or by a policy adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 72-6214, and amendments thereto.

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