USA Patriot Act

What you need to know about the USA Patriot Act

In accordance with New York State Law, your library records are confidential; however, the federal USA Patriot Act requires the Library to provide access to those records when requested with the appropriate authorization.

If information is requested, the USA Patriot Act will prohibit the Library from notifying you of the request.

To preserve the confidentiality of your records, the Library retains personally identifiable information only as long as it is needed to manage library services.

For more information on the USA Patriot Act and its application to libraries please visit the American Library Association at: