Cameron University faculty, staff, and community patrons have the legal right to privacy in use of the Cameron University Library. Oklahoma Statutes 51 and 65 protect the fundamental freedom of privacy and confidentiality of a patron’s Library record. In compliance with these statutes, library records relating to an individual patron's use of the library and its resources are confidential.
In order to ensure such privacy, Cameron University Library’s faculty, staff, or student assistants may not disclose information about a patron’s circulation record, overdue materials, or interlibrary loan record to anyone other than the patron in question.
The confidentiality of records collected as a result of a patron’s library use is ensured by restricting access to such records and accounts to approved staff members and to the person for whom those records were created.
Such records include but are not limited to the circulation of library items, content of online database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and Cameron identification numbers.
Library employees may not disclose the above-mentioned records of a patron to any requestor other than that patron except when directed to do so by Cameron University officials having library-related supervisory responsibilities.
After verifying a patron’s identity, library staff may reveal records to the patron for whom the records were created at his or her request.