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Privacy and Libraries

American Library Association

Liberty, Privacy & Surveillance

ALA’s extensive First Amendment, liberty and privacy principles guide the association’s work in the federal legislative and policy arenas as well as at the state and local levels in order to protect personal privacy based upon a long standing commitment to patron privacy.

Liberty, Privacy & Surveillance. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2014, from

Library of Bill Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

Library Bill of Rights. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2014, from

Library Public Computer Use Guidelines

Resource Search - UK Libraries University of Kentucky Libraries. (n.d.). Retrieved July 16, 2014, from

University of Kentucky Libraries

The University of Kentucky Libraries strives to maintain the privacy of its users and recognizes the confidentiality of information sought or received and materials consulted, and/or borrowed by Library patrons, and will do its utmost to uphold the privacy and confidentiality of users to freely access information. Personally identifiable information and other information retain g to the access of library materials and information will not be disclosed except as required and authorized by law.

Intellectual Freedom


Privacy in the Academic Library

Privacy in the Academic Library.wmv. (2011, November 20). Retrieved August 13, 2014, from

Choose Privacy

Choose Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week is a new initiative that invites people into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.