The Kingston Library supports the efforts of our country to preserve and protect the security of our nation. The library, however, recognizes its position of special trust with members of the public. As the choice of books and other library materials, along with the use of information resources of the library is essentially a private endeavor on the part of each individual patron, the library has the responsibility of protecting the rights and privacy of our patrons in accordance with NYS Law 4509.
Civil Practice Laws and Rules (CPLR) Section 4509 Library Records (signed into law June 13, 1988) states (see addendum):
*As of 06/30/2016, legal counsel for the Kingston Library is Robert Schofield, One Commercial Plaza, 19th Floor, Albany, NY 12260. Phone: (518) 487-7616.
If he cannot be reached, counsel may be sought through the Office for Intellectual Freedom at (800) 545-2433 x4223. Inform the staff that you need legal advice – DO NOT disclose the reason you need legal assistance or the existence of a warrant.
If the court order is in the form of a SEARCH WARRANT:
If the court order is in the form of a SUBPOENA:
AFTER the visit and search:
The Director shall be responsible for communicating with the public and media.