NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUES 125-18; 125-19

 

ARTICLE 3.

Library Records.

125-18. Definitions.

As used in this Article, unless the context requires

otherwise:

(1) "Library" means a library established by the

State; a county, city, township, village, school

district, or other local unit of government or

authority or combination of local units of

governments and authorities; community college or

university; or any private library open to the

public.

(2) "Library record" means a document, record, or

other method of storing information retained by a

library that identifies a person as having

requested or obtained specific information or

materials from a library. "Library record" does

not include nonidentifying material that may be

retained for the purpose of studying or evaluating

the circulation of library materials in

general.(1985, c. 486, s. 2.)

125-19. Confidentiality of library user records.

(a) Disclosure. -- A library shall not disclose

any library record that identifies a person as having

requested or obtained specific materials, information, or

services, or as otherwise having used the library, except as

provided for in subsection (b).

(b) Exceptions. -- Library records may be disclosed in

the following instances:

(1) When necessary for the reasonable operation of

the library;

(2) Upon written consent of the user; or

(3) Pursuant to subpoena, court order, or where

otherwise required by law. (1985, c. 486, s. 2.)