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About the Library


The Library of Saint Francis University values the privacy of individuals using library resources. The Saint Francis University Library subscribes to the American Library Association Code of Ethics as a guide for protecting the privacy of our users. The Saint Francis University Library will only release names or other personally identifying details in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or other lawful directives issued in accordance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. 1801, et seq., as amended by the USA PATRIOT ACT (Public Law 107-56), and Pennsylvania Law 24 P.S. Section 428. Personal information collected from library users is used to process requests and meet an individual’s library information and resource needs. The Saint Francis University Library does not sell personal information to any third party.


Saint Francis University Library's Website

The Library uses non-identifiable information from each visitor to the Library's website in order to analyze patterns of use and improve the site's functionality. The Library's website contains links to websites and licensed databases that are maintained outside of the Saint Francis University Library. The Library is not responsible for the privacy practices of these external third-party websites.


Information We Collect Voluntarily From Users

Library users may provide personal information, such as an email address or phone number, which will enable the Library to notify you when certain information, materials, or services become available. For example, we ask for personal information to effectively respond to your requests for material from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan or to answer a reference question.


Saint Francis University Library's Commitment to Data Security

To keep data safe (i.e. prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information) we have put in place standard protocols for data security. These protocols include the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


How to Contact Us

If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please email us at the following address: Sandra A. Balough, Dean of Library Services,


Approved by the Committee on Resources, Academic and Library 02/08/2018