How private are my circulation records? Do you keep track of all of the books I've checked out?
The privacy of circulation records is protected by Minnesota statute. When an item is returned, the online system no longer displays the item charged out on the patron's "has" list and there is no longer an online link between the item record and the patron record. However, during the period when the item is charged to a user, authorized Library staff do have access to the record. Each year, the staff members with access sign confidentiality agreements to assure user privacy.