Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.–Mon., 8/31–9/2.
Video Surveillance Policy
CHAPTER 7: Administrative
COMPUTER ID: AMVID-61
Title: Video Surveillance Policy
Effective Date: 9-2016
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees/Library Director
Date of Last Revision: 9-2016
Video Surveillance Policy
MARATHON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY VIDEO SURVEILLANCE POLICY
The Marathon County Public Library strives to maintain a safe and secure environment
for its staff and patrons. In pursuit of this objective, selected public and staff areas of the
Library premises are under continuous video surveillance and recording. Signage
disclosing video surveillance will be posted at the Library entrance. Images from the
Library surveillance system are stored digitally on hardware at the City-County IT
Commission (CCITC). It is the intent of the Library to retain all recorded images for a
minimum of 28 days, or until image capacity of the system is reached. Then, the oldest
stored images will be automatically deleted by system software to make room for new
When an incident occurs on Library premises:
Video image recordings will be used to identify the person or persons responsible for
Library policy violations, criminal activity, or actions considered disruptive to normal
Video recordings may be used to assist law enforcement agencies in accordance with
applicable state and federal laws.
Video recordings of incidents can be retained and reviewed as long as considered
necessary by the Library Director.
Images may be shared with other Library staff to identify person(s) banned from
Library property and to maintain a safe and secure environment.
While the Library recognizes that video surveillance will not prevent all incidents, video
surveillance as a deterrent and as a means of identifying and prosecuting offenders is
ITEM NUMBER: 7.61 b
Use/Disclosure of Video Records:
Video records may be used by individuals authorized under this policy or law
enforcement to identify the person or persons responsible for library policy violations,
criminal activity on library property, actions considered disruptive to normal library
operations or violations of the Library's Behavior in the Library Policy (7.57) or Work
Video records may be shared with authorized library employees when appropriate or,
upon approval by the Director, other library staff to identify person(s) suspended from
library property and to maintain a safe, secure and policy-compliant environment.
Under certain circumstances, individuals authorized under this policy may use a still
shot or selected portions of recorded data to request law enforcement review for
assessing the security risk of a specific individual or for investigating a crime on library
Video records shall not be used or disclosed other than as specifically authorized by
All requests for security camera footage or still shots by law enforcement will be referred
to the Library Director. In his or her absence, direct requests to the Senior Administrative
In the event of a search warrant, which is executable immediately, the library's
Administration will comply with the search warrant and consult with legal counsel. Upon
receipt of a subpoena or other court order, the library Administration shall consult with
legal counsel to determine if the document is in proper form and that good cause for its
issuance in a court of proper jurisdiction is demonstrated. Library Administration reserves
the right to challenge the validity of such subpoena or court order.
General Public Requesting Access to Security Camera Footage
Confidentiality/privacy issues prohibit the general public from viewing security camera
footage that contains patron information. If the library receives a request from the general
public to inspect security camera footage which contains patron information, the general
public will be advised to file a police complaint.
- Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street Wausau WI 54403 USA
Account Status: 715-261-7209 (24/7)