The SWOSU Libraries protect and preserve library users’ right to privacy in compliance with university policy, Oklahoma law, and federal law.
Oklahoma law prohibits disclosure of information regarding an individual’s or group’s use of public library materials, except by written consent of the individual or group, or by court order. Oklahoma Statutes Title 65 §1-105.
Under Section 215 of the federal USA Patriot Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-56), federal agents may view library circulation records, which include information on materials you use or borrow, and the computer workstation or network you access. The USA Patriot Act prohibits library personnel from informing you if federal agents have requested or obtained library records about you. This law supercedes Oklahoma’s privacy law for library records.