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Confidentiality of Library User Records

Miss. Code Ann. § 39-3-365 (2008) Confidentiality of library user records

Records maintained by any library funded in whole or in part by public funds, which contain information relating to the identity of a library user, relative to the user's use of books or other materials at the library, shall be confidential. Such records may only be released with the express written permission of the respective library user or as the result of a court order.

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1992, ch. 521, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 1992


Miss. Code Ann. § 39-3-367 (2008) Release and use of aggregate statistics

Aggregate statistics shown from registration and circulation records, with all personal identification removed, may be released or used by a library for research, planning and reporting purposes.

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1992, ch. 521, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 1992.

Miss. Code Ann. § 39-3-369. Use of records for purpose of collecting overdue materials and fines

No provision of this article shall be construed to prohibit any library, or any business operating jointly with a library, from disclosing information for the purpose of collecting overdue books, documents, films or other items or materials owned or otherwise belonging to such library. No provision of this article shall be construed to prohibit or hinder any such library or business office from collecting fines on such overdue books, documents, films or other items or materials.

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1992, ch. 521, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 1992.