The Purchase College Library subscribes to the philosophy expressed in Article III of the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association. We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
The Library supports and complies with the relevant NY State laws governing library records:
NEW YORK CONSOLIDATED LAWS
CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES
ARTICLE 45. EVIDENCE | NY CLS CPLR § 4509
§ 4509. Library records
Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audio-visual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.