SUBJECT: Legal Requests for Library Records
To establish the procedures to follow if and when presented with a search warrant, court order, or subpoena.
Records of individual borrowing, searching activity, or reference questions must not be revealed to anyone outside of the library staff except when compelled by a search warrant, court order, or subpoena. All spaces in the library are subject to search upon official legal request.
A search warrant may require immediate action. If a search warrant is presented, a library employee should:
A court order or a subpoena typically does not require immediate action. If a court order or a subpoena is presented, a library employee should:
Contact one of the following people in the order listed. Emergency phone numbers can be found on the staff phone tree under Related Documents (internal document):
The Dean of the Library or designee is responsible for implementation and ad hoc review of this policy and annual review of procedures. The Policy and Procedures Committee is responsible for review of this document every four years. The Dean of the library is responsible for implementation and enforcement of this policy.
Reviewed by: Library Faculty August 6, 2020
Approved by: Dean of the Library December 21, 2020
Vice President Michael Reger August 7, 2002
Originally adopted: August 7, 2002
Revision dates: October 6, 2016; December 21, 2020