Patron Confidentiality

All Hopkins Libraries recognize the confidentiality of information sought or received, and resources consulted, borrowed, or acquired by a library user. These materials may include database search records, circulation records, interlibrary loan records and other personally identifiable uses of library materials, facilities, programs or services, such as reference interviews. Accordingly, Hopkins Libraries will not disclose such information except as required by applicable law.

Please note that the Libraries may be obligated to release such information to federal law enforcement agents in response to a search warrant or subpoena issued in accordance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. 1861, as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56). Subpoenas served pursuant to this law may require Hopkins Libraries to produce information about a library patron to law enforcement authorities without notifying the patron it has done so.


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If you have questions about the privacy policy of Johns Hopkins University, please see the following specific information on privacy issues: