Wisconsin Library Laws

Wisconsin Statutes: http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/?f=templates&fn=default.htm

State Library Association: Wisconsin Library Association

Security Breach Notification Law : Wis. Stat. § 134.98  et seq.

Data Disposal Law: Wisc. Stat. §134.97

Library Records Privacy:

WISCONSIN ANNOTATED STATUTES CULTURAL AND MEMORIAL INSTITUTIONS; VETERAN’S AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 43. LIBRARIES
Wis. Stat. § 43.30 (2004)
43.30. Public library records.

(1b) In this section, "custodial parent" includes any parent other than a parent who has been denied periods of physical placement with a child under s 767.24 (4)
(1m) Records of any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds, including the records of a public library system, indicating the identity of any individual who borrows or uses the librarys documents or other materials, resources, or services may not be disclosed except by court order or to persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administration of the library or library system, to persons authorized by the individual to inspect such records, to custodial parents or guardians of children under the age of 16 as required under sub. (4) , or to libraries as authorized under subs. (2) and (3)
(2) A library supported in whole or in part by public funds may disclose an individuals identity to another library for the purpose of borrowing materials for the individual only if the library to which the individuals identity is being disclosed meets at least one of the following requirements:
(a) The library is supported in whole or in part by public funds.
(b) The library has a written policy prohibiting the disclosure of the identity of the individual except as authorized under sub. (3)
(c) The library agrees not to disclose the identity of the individual except as authorized under sub. (3)
(3) A library to which an individuals identity is disclosed under sub. (2) and that is not supported in whole or in part by public funds may disclose that individuals identity to another library for the purpose of borrowing materials for that individual only if the library to which the identity is being disclosed meets at least one of the requirements specified under sub. (2) (a) to (c)
(4) Upon the request of a custodial parent or guardian of a child who is under the age of 16, a library supported in whole or part by public funds shall disclose to the custodial parent or guardian all library records relating to the use of the librarys documents or other materials, resources, or services by that child.

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