THE LIBRARY PRIVACY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 455 of 1982
397.603 Library record not subject to disclosure requirements; release or disclosure of library record without consent prohibited; exception; procedure and form of written consent; hearing.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a library record is not subject to the disclosure requirements of the freedom of information act, Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.231 to 15.246 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(2) Unless ordered by a court after giving the affected library notice of the request and an opportunity to be heard on the request, a library or an employee or agent of a library shall not release or disclose a library record or portion of a library record to a person without the written consent of the person liable for payment for or return of the materials identified in that library record.
(3) The procedure and form of giving written consent described in subsection (2) may be determined by the library.
(4) A library may appear and be represented by counsel at a hearing described in subsection (2).
History: 1982, Act 455, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983
Am. 1996, Act 188, Imd. Eff. May 8, 1996
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