3.04 Confidentiality of Library Records

The Coralville Public Library Board of Trustees recognizes that the circulation records, and any other records identifying the names of library users with specific materials, are confidential in nature. The Library Board advises all library employees that such records shall not be made available to anyone including and state, federal, or local government except pursuant to federal, state or local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative investigatory power.

The Library Board will resist the issuance or enforcement of any such process, order or subpoena until such time as a proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent jurisdiction. Circulation records can be opened only by their lawful custodian.

Names of library card holders, as long as the list does not link the card holder to material or information requested, are considered Open Records and are available for inspection by the general public.


Adopted: July 1984
Reviewed: September 1987
Reviewed: July 1989
Reviewed: June 1992
Revised: July 1996
Reviewed: January 2000
Reviewed: January 2006
Reviewed: May 2009
Reviewed: June 2016