Patron Privacy & Confidentiality

The library follows in accordance with Colorado Confidentiality Law (C.R.S. 24-90-119)  – Privacy of user records.

  1. Except as set forth in subsection (2) of this section, a publicly-supported library or library system shall not disclose any record or other information which identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific materials or service or as otherwise having used the library.
  2. Records may be disclosed in the following instances:
    1. When necessary for the reasonable operation of the library;
    2. Upon written request of the user;
    3. Pursuant to subpoena, upon court order, or where otherwise required by law. See U.S.A. Patriot Act
  3. Any library or library system official, employee, or volunteer who discloses information in violation of this section commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 300 dollars.

Considerations for Children

Bud Werner Library does not monitor or restrict what children read, listen to or view. We encourage parents to be involved in and aware of what their child borrows from the library. Because parents are ultimately responsible for all materials borrowed on their child’s library account until they reach 18 years of age, library staff will allow parents to view their children’s library records. This access will aid in recovering library materials borrowed by the child and fees charged to the child.