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A.P. Mahoney Library Privacy Statement

The A.P. Mahoney Library is committed to protecting the privacy of its patrons. The Library initially collects and uses personal information in order to maintain an accurate record of who may borrow materials and, in the case of members of the public and faculty and students from other educational institutions, to determine eligibility for borrowing privileges. This information is normally collected from the Office of the Registrar (for students), Human Resources (for St. Peter's faculty and staff), Information Technology Services (for faculty and staff of affiliated institutions), and directly from members of the public, and faculty and students from other educational institutions.

The A.P. Mahoney Library may also use this personal information to provide research and reference assistance, to identify who has specific items in circulation, to notify patrons of the status of their account, to collect overdue materials or outstanding fines, and to administer enhanced services, such as the interlibrary loan. In addition, staff responsible for supporting library computer systems and administrative services may have incidental access to some personal information when conducting routine maintenance or addressing specific issues.

Personal information may be shared with the libraries of The University of Western Ontario and with the libraries of Brescia University College, Huron University College, and King's University College in order to provide requested services, and with Student Financial Services and the Offices of the Registrar at King’s and Western should it be necessary to seal a student’s academic record due to overdue materials or outstanding fines. It may also be shared with Information Technology Services and/or UWO Campus Community Police if it appears that the University’s policy on the appropriate use of computing systems ( has been contravened.

If a specific A.P. Mahoney Library function or service requires the collection, use or disclosure of additional personal information, details will be provided on the appropriate web page, in required documents, or by Library staff.