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Circulation Records - Wisconsin Statute Chapter 43.30
CHAPTER 10: Circulation
COMPUTER ID: CIBPR-4
Title: Circulation Records - Wisconsin Statute Chapter 43.30
Effective Date: l98l
Authorized By: State of Wisconsin
Date of Last Revision: 4/2015
WISCONSIN STATUTE: 43.30
43.30 Public library records.
(1b) In this section:
(a) "Custodial parent" includes any parent other than a parent who has been denied periods of physical placement with a child under s. 767.41 (4).
(b) "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c).
(1) Records of any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds, including the
records of a public library system, indicating the identity of any individual who borrows or uses
the library's documents or other materials, resources, or services may not be disclosed except by court order or to persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administration of the
library or library system, to persons authorized by the individual to inspect such records, to
custodial parents or guardians of children under the age of 16 under sub. (4), to libraries
under subs.(2) and (3), or to law enforcement officers under sub. (5)
. (2) A library supported in whole or in part by public funds may disclose an individual's identity to
another library for the purpose of borrowing materials for the individual only if the library to
which the individual's identity is being disclosed meets at least one of the following
(a) The library is supported in whole or in part by public funds.
(b) The library has a written policy prohibiting the disclosure of the identity of the
individual except as authorized under sub. (3).
(c) The library agrees not to disclose the identity of the individual except as authorized
under sub. (3). (3) A library to which an individual's identity is disclosed under sub. (2) and that is not supported
in whole or in part by public funds may disclose that individual's identity to another library for the
purpose of borrowing materials for that individual only if the library to which the identity is being
disclosed meets at least one of the requirements specified under sub. (2) (a) to (c). (4) Upon the request of a custodial parent or guardian of a child who is under the age of 16, a
library supported in whole or part by public funds shall disclose to the custodial parent or
guardian all library records relating to the use of the library's documents or other materials,
resources, or services by that child.
(a) Upon the request of a law enforcement officer who is investigating criminal conduct alleged to have occurred at a library supported in whole or in part by public funds,
the library shall disclose to the law enforcement officer all records pertinent to the
alleged criminal conduct that were produced by a surveillance device under the
control of the library.
(b) If a library requests the assistance of a law enforcement officer, and the director of
the library determines that records produced by a surveillance device under the
control of the library may assist the law enforcement officer to render the requested
assistance, the library may disclose the records to the law enforcement officer. History: 1981 c. 335; 1991 a. 269; 2003 a. 207; 2007 a. 34, 96; 2009 a. 180.
ITEM NUMBER: 10.13 b
Unique Management Services Inc. has been designated by the Library Board as the
debt collection agent for Marathon County Public Library. The contract in effect
between Unique Management Services Inc. and Marathon County Public Library
provides that Unique Management is acting as a collection agent for the library and that
Unique Management is required to observe confidentiality of library records as
established in Wisconsin Statutes 43.30. A statement of Unique Management's
company confidentiality policy is on file in the Library Administration Office.
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