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Depends on British Columbia library law. Here's a link to get you started: http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2004/11/quotwe_dont_hav.html

Hi - I just want to know how and if I can post a question about a legal issue in a library? I don't see any other way to post this so I'm putting this query in as a comment...sorry.

Please let me know how I can post this:

We have privacy statements which state that we will only release personal information about our patrons if we are presented with a court order. However recently there have been crimes committed on library property and we have contacted the police to report them. Now it does not seem appropriate to then tell the police, 'present us with a search warrant and we will give you the name of the person alleged to have committed the crime.' So how we can appropriately reword our confidentiality statements to allow for the exception of a crime committeed on library premises?

Thanks for any help,

Greg
Burnaby Public Library
British Columbia, Canada

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