The Board of Trustees and staff of Brooklyn Public Library recognize our patrons' concerns about privacy on the Internet. This Privacy Statement explains how we deal with the personal information that we may collect from our patrons.
When visiting Brooklyn Public Library's Web site and using our electronic services, patrons can choose to provide their name, e-mail address, library card barcode, phone number or home address. This information will only be used to fulfill patron's service needs and to help the Library improve and target its services effectively. Cookies may be used for these same purposes. A cookie is a small piece of software that is placed by a Web server onto a user's personal computer and is then used to personalize the site when the visitor returns. By adhering to Brooklyn Public Library's "Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records," our staff understands that access to patron, transaction, and collection files is strictly limited to Library business. Information about patrons and patrons' transaction will not be made available to any unauthorized individual or to any external agency.
Our patrons should be aware that they are subject to the privacy policies of any other Web sites and organizations that they visit and use. For further information regarding the use of the Internet and computers at Brooklyn Public Library, please refer to our Internet Policy.