Video Security Confidentiality Policy

Wauconda Area Public Library District


Approved by the Board of Library Trustees July 8, 2002

Library security video recordings are intended only for protecting public property and providing information for review in the event of an incident or accident in the library.   Security video recordings are not to be used directly or indirectly to identify the activities of individual library patrons unless those patrons are involved in a library incident or accident.

Security videos identifying library users are recognized as confidential in nature, and access thereto is hereby restricted to library board and staff, and those members of the public with a legitimate interest therein, as hereafter provided for.

All library staff and employees are hereby advised that such video recordings shall not be made available to members of the public, the press, or to any agency of State, Federal, or Local government, except pursuant to such process, order or subpoena as may be authorized under the authority of and pursuant to Federal or State law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative discover procedures or legislative investigative power.

Library staff shall observe the following procedures:

On receipt of any legal process, order or subpoena, the library staff member shall immediately notify the Library Director, who will in turn consult with the President of the Board and the library attorney to insure that:

(a) legal requirements are being met; and

(b) there has been a proper showing of good cause for its issuance, in a court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction. Until the legality of such process, order, or subpoena has been affirmatively shown to the satisfaction of the library attorney, the library will resist its issuance or enforcement until any such defects have been cured.