According to the American Library Association, library records should be kept private and confidential. Most states also have laws that protect the confidentiality of library records. This article will discuss the library confidentiality laws of the Southeastern United States, as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the USA PATRIOT Act (popularly known as the antiterrorism statute).
Carson, Bryan M.
"Surveying Privacy: Library Privacy Laws in the Southeastern United States,"
The Southeastern Librarian:
3, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol49/iss3/7