Privacy Policy Altered in Library Outside Chicago

Steven M. Cohen writes "From Northwest Herald"

"Jay Anderson of Crystal Lake said a privacy policy that allowed parents to find out from the library what their children had checked out would not affect his family."

Which raises the perennial question...should parents know what their children read at the library? How does it work @ your library?

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Not authorized under the law?

Very interesting, especially as the Illinois library confidentiality law doesn't make exceptions on the basis of age:

The registration and circulation records of a library are confidential information. Except pursuant to a court order, no person shall publish or make any information contained in such records available to the public.

The full text of the law is available at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifgroups/stateifcchairs /stateifcinaction/illinoisprivacy.rtf

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