The Library respects every person’s right to privacy. Personal information is collected to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired and is only used for the express purposes for which it is intended. The library does not give, share, sell or transfer personal information to a third party without the owner’s permission or unless required by law.

The library may collect and store information by use of “cookies” or other measures to evaluate and enhance the use of its website or other digital offerings. This data is collected in aggregate; individual patron use of the website is not examined.

Digital services may be licensed by third parties to provide convenience and services to library patrons. These services include, but are not limited to, online databases, digital content such as e-books and e-magazines, summer reading registration, computer use, meeting room reservation, e-newsletters and social media. These third-party services may require patrons to validate themselves as a Library cardholder; in those instances, the library releases only information that authenticates the user. Because third party digital services are not exclusively operated or controlled by the Library, the library recommends patrons read the privacy policies/statements of these third-party vendors.

Links to commercial websites are included when a Memorandum of Understanding (Appendix) has been completed or a business is providing financial sponsorship to services and/or programs. None of the links, commercial, governmental, educational or community organizations represent the opinion of the Library, nor does the linking imply endorsement of the content or association with the author. Special program providers or promotion sponsors do not dictate the selection of materials for the Library collection or any of its policies. 

Library privacy policies and procedures do not apply to any external links. The library encourages patrons to read the privacy policies of all sites, especially if personal information is shared.

The Library is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may result from use of the Library’s website and online services.