U. S. PATRIOT Act Notice*
THE LINCOLNWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY BY KEEPING YOUR LIBRARY RECORDS CONFIDENTIAL.
YOU SHOULD BE AWARE, HOWEVER, THAT UNDER FEDERAL LEGISLATION COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE U.S. PATRIOT ACT* LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS CAN REQUIRE THE LIBRARY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR USE OF THE LIBRARY AND LIBRARY RESOURCES, INCLUDING LIBRARY COMPUTERS. THE ACT ALSO PROHIBITS THE LIBRARY FROM INFORMING YOU THAT YOUR LIBRARY RECORDS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED AND/OR RELEASED.
QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS ABOUT THE ACT MAY BE DIRECTED TO YOUR LEGISLATORS AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:
Senator Mark Kirk
387 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Senator Dick Durbin
309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Representative Jan Schakowsky
2367 Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510
* The U.S. PATRIOT Act (public law 107-56), enacted by Congress in October 2001, enables law enforcement officials to obtain search warrants and subpoenas without meeting standards of proof, probable cause, and judicial review normally applicable to search warrants and subpoenas thereby making it easier for law enforcement officials to obtain information about patrons' library records.