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Junction City Public Library



The Junction City Public Library protects the privacy and confidentiality of all library users and endorses the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association ( The library’s privacy and confidentiality practices are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as in accord with professional ethics.

Junction City Public Library is subject to Oregon’s Public Records Law. As stated in the Oregon Revised Statutes 192.355 (23), the following records are exempt from disclosure:

The records of a library, including:

(a) Circulation records, showing use of specific library material by a named person;

(b) The name of a library patron together with the address or telephone number of the patron; and

(c) The electronic mail address of a patron.

The library may gather and retain the following information about current library users:

  • Information required to register for a library card, including name, address, phone number, email address, birthdate, and the identification number associated with proof of identification.
  • Records of material checked out, fines and fees owed, and payments made.
  • Electronic access information, such as the library card or guest pass number used to log onto library public computers.
  • Requests for interlibrary loan and reference services.
  • Registration for library classes and programs.

Records may be disclosed to other parties in the following instances:

  • To the legal guardian of a minor.
  • Upon the consent of the person who requested or obtained the materials or services.
  • To a third party working under contract to the library.
  • Upon court order, upon order of the district attorney, or where otherwise required by law.
    • Library records may be subject to disclosure to law enforcement officials under provisions of state law, the USA PATRIOT Act or in a civil lawsuit. Librarians may be forbidden from reporting to you that your records have been requested or obtained under provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
    • State law protects your library records from disclosure if a member of the public or the media requests them.

Your information will be used only for library business purposes. We will keep it confidential and will not sell, license, or disclose personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are required by law to do so.

The library takes reasonable steps to ensure data security, including purging or shredding records no longer needed. Technology has been installed on the public computers that regularly removes any records including cookies, Web history, cached files, and user downloads that is placed on our computers.

Illegal Activity Prohibited and Not Protected

Users may conduct only legal activity while using library resources and services. Nothing in this statement prevents the library from exercising its right to enforce the Library’s Patron Code of Conduct, protect its facilities, network, and equipment from harm, or prevent the use of library facilities and equipment for illegal purposes. The Library can electronically monitor public computers and external access to its network and reserves the right to do so when a violation of law or library policy is suspected. Library employees are authorized to take immediate action to protect the security of library users, staff, facilities, computers, and the network. This includes contacting law enforcement authorities and providing information that may identify the individual(s) perpetrating a violation.

Approved 11/2022