The Pasadena Public Library is committed to patron confidentiality and privacy as guaranteed by the California Public Records Act (California Government Code Title 1, Division 7, Chapter 3.5, Section 6267.) Library records collected for the purpose of conducting business, such as circulation and Internet use records, and other records that identify borrowers and users of Library materials and resources, are confidential and therefore exempt from disclosure, except as required by law. Disclosure of these records under any other circumstances may destroy their confidential nature.
Sec. 6267. Registration and circulation records of libraries supported by public funds. All registration and circulation records of any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds shall remain confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person, local agency, or state agency except as follows:
The Library can only release if required by law those records it has retained. The retention policy is as follows: