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Can I view the library record of my child, family member or friend?

FAQ: Can I view the library record of my child, family member or friend?

Answer:

Only if you are a parent or guardian requesting access to the account of your child, and your child is under 16 years old. Accessing anyone else's account is only permissible if you have obtained consent. Refer to Wisconsin state statue 43.30 for the legal basis for these restrictions.

To grant "permanent" consent, request a "Patron Linking Authorization Form" from your local MCPL. This will enable authorized individuals to see each other’s list of checked out and requested items, library fines and related information, and informs library staff that consent has been granted.