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Gotham City Public Library Model Staff Directive 1.5

Gotham City Public Library
Model Staff Directive 1.5

Guidelines for Responding To Law Enforcement Requests
for Library Records and User Information

Procedures for library staff:

If a law enforcement officer requests library records or information about a library user or staff member:

If a law enforcement officer requests library records or information about a library user or staff member and neither the Library Director nor a designated alternate is present in the library:

Procedures for the Library Director or a designated alternate:

In all cases:

Requests for voluntary assistance or warrantless searches (the officer does not present a subpoena or court order):

If the law enforcement officer presents a subpoena or similar request for records:

If the law enforcement officer presents a search warrant:

If an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation presents an order and informs you that the order is issued as part of a terrorism or espionage investigation and is subject to a "nondisclosure order" or "gag order" (Orders issued under the USA PATRIOT Act):


Adopted by the Gotham City Public Library Board
September 6, 2006


Office for Intellectual Freedom
Washington Office
American Library Association
09/06



Related Files

Gotham City Public Library Model Staff Directive 1.5 (PDF File)
Gotham City Public Library Model Staff Directive 1.5 (DOC)
Gotham City Public Library Model Policy 1.1 (PDF File)
Gotham City Public Library Model Policy 1.1 (DOC)

Related Links

Sample Federal Search Warrants and Subpoenas
Gotham City Public Library Model Policy 1.1
Confidentiality and Coping with Law Enforcement Inquiries