Virginia Library Laws

Virginia Statutes: http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

State Library Association: Virginia Library Association

Security Breach Notification Law : Va. Code § 18.2-186.6, § 32.1-127.1:05

Data Disposal Law: NA

Library Records Privacy:

CODE OF VIRGINIA TITLE 2.2.  ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT SUBTITLE II.  ADMINISTRATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT PART B.  TRANSACTION OF PUBLIC BUSINESS CHAPTER 37.  VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
§ 2.2-3705.  Exclusions to application of chapter

   A. The following records are excluded from the provisions of this chapter but may be disclosed by the custodian in his discretion, except where such disclosure is prohibited by law:
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10. Library records that can be used to identify both (i) any library patron who has borrowed material from a library and (ii) the material such patron borrowed.

B. Neither any provision of this chapter nor any provision of Chapter 38 (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) of this title shall be construed as denying public access to (i) contracts between a public official and a public body, other than contracts settling public employee employment disputes held confidential as personnel records under subdivision 4. of subsection A; (ii) records of the position, job classification, official salary or rate of pay of, and records of the allowances or reimbursements for expenses paid to any officer, official or employee of a public body; or (iii) the compensation or benefits paid by any corporation organized by the Virginia Retirement System or its officers or employees. The provisions of this subsection, however, shall not require public access to records of the official salaries or rates of pay of public employees whose annual rate of pay is $10,000 or less.
C. No provision of this chapter or Chapter 21 (§ 30-178 et seq.) of Title 30 shall be construed to afford any rights to any person incarcerated in a state, local or federal correctional facility, whether or not such facility is (i) located in the Commonwealth or (ii) operated pursuant to the Corrections Private Management Act (§ 53.1-261 et seq.). However, this subsection shall not be construed to prevent an incarcerated person from exercising his constitutionally protected rights, including, but not limited to, his rights to call for evidence in his favor in a criminal prosecution.

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