Privacy Policy

Forrest R. Polk Library
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Reviewed by UWS General Counsel’s Office

According to Wisconsin Statues and Annotations (2001 - 02) 43:30, Forrest R Polk Library maintains the privacy and confidentiality of all library borrowers’ records and of all other information relating to an individual’s use of the library’s resources and services.1 Accordingly, Polk Library will not disclose such information except as required by law.2

Expect as provided below, Polk Library may release information about an individual’s library transactions only to that individual or persons acting in the scope of their duties in the administration of the library.

When presented by a law enforcement official with a court order for the production of any tangible items (including books, records, papers, documents, or other items), or a court order authorizing the installation of a pen register or trap and trace devices on wire or communication devices provided by the library, library staff members:

  • Will refer the law enforcement official to the Library Director or, in his/her absence, to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Information Services; and
  • Will not disclose the fact of the referral or the existence or content of the court order to any other person.

June 3, 2003