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§ 23-108. Confidentiality of circulation records

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 23. Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. State Library Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Education, § 23-108
Formerly cited as MD EDUC § 23-107
§ 23-108. Confidentiality of circulation records
Information subject to restrictions
(a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a public, school, college, or university library in this State shall prohibit inspection, use, or disclosure of any circulation record or other item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that:
(1) Is maintained by a library;
(2) Contains an individual's name or the identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual; and
(3) Identifies the use a patron makes of that library's materials, services, or facilities.
Circumstances for inspection, use, or disclosure
(b) A public, school, college, or university library in the State shall permit inspection, use, or disclosure of the circulation record of an individual only:
(1) If necessary for the reasonable operation of the library;
(2) On written consent of the individual; or
(3) By subpoena or court order.

Credits

Added as Education § 23-107 by Acts 1988, c. 233, § 1, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 635, § 1, eff. July 1, 1990. Renumbered as Education § 23-108 by Acts 2017, c. 337, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 338, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017. Amended by Acts 2023, c. 49, § 2, eff. April 11, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 737, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Education, § 23-108, MD EDUC § 23-108
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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