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Policies- Evansville Library: About the Library

Library Mission Statement

The Ivy Tech Community College Libraries are full partners in the educational and workforce development mission of the College. The libraries teach research strategies, support the curriculum, and encourage independent and lifelong learning by providing the space, information resources, instruction, and related services essential for academic success. The Libraries advance information literacy, critical thinking, and collaborative learning in a welcoming environment that promotes, and is enriched by, the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of students, faculty, and community.

Privacy Policy

In accordance with the American Library Association Policy and state law, Library staff will not release information regarding: who has a particular item checked out, what items have been checked out by a particular patron, or how a particular patron has used library materials.

Indiana State Law IC 5-14-3-4b:

Sec. 4. (a) The following public records are excepted from section 3 of this chapter and may not be disclosed by a public agency, unless access to the records is specifically required by a state or federal statute or is ordered by a court under the rules of discovery:

(16) Library or archival records:

  1. Which can be used to identify any library patron; or
  2. Deposited with or acquired by a library upon a condition that the records be disclosed only:
    1. To qualified researchers;
    2. After the passing of a period of years that is specified in the documents under which the deposit or acquisition is made; or
    3. After the death of persons specified at the time of the acquisition or deposit.

Policy Review

Policy reviews and subsequent changes in policy will occur annually in May of each year.  Immediate needs for policy review and changes will be at the discretion of the Library Director.