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Can I view the library record of my child, family member or friend?

FAQ: Can I view the library record of my child, family member or friend?

Answer:

Only a parent or legal guardian may request access to the account of their child, and only if the child is less than 16 years old.

Accessing another adult's account (or your 16 or 17-year-old child's account) is only permissible if you have obtained consent. To obtain "permanent" consent, request a "Patron Linking Authorization Form" from your local MCPL. This informs library staff that consent has been granted and enables authorized individuals to see each other’s checked out and requested items, library fines and related information. It also allows patrons to pick up each other's requested items (items on the hold shelf), but cannot be used to check out other library items.

Refer to Wisconsin state statue 43.30 for the legal basis for these restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact us.