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Library User Privacy Statement

USU Libraries adheres to requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and applicable sections of the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act regarding the privacy of library users' information.

Collection Use Data

In order to track usage of library materials and equipment checked out to patrons, personally identifiable information (PII) is collected and stored in library systems. Unless required by law, this information will not be provided to non-USU entities or any other person or organization except the owning patron on the account. To ensure patron privacy, PII will be deleted from the item's checkout history once an item is returned. The only exceptions are items with fines or those regarded as “lost” on a patron's account.

Web Analytics

The Libraries use Google Analytics to collect and store usage statistics for library-operated websites. Information such as network location, screen resolution, browser type, as well as which web pages are accessed and where users are referred from (e.g. a search engine or link you follow from another website). This information cannot be used to personally identify you and is collected for the purposes of analyzing and improving online library services. To opt out of sharing this information, simply disable cookies in your browser settings.   

University Assessment

USU Libraries periodically collects aggregate data for the purpose of assessing Library and University services and resources.

External Websites

Library websites may contain links to external resources operated by non-USU entities. These sites may have their own privacy policy or may have none at all. We urge you to use caution when providing personal information to any of these websites.

More Information

USU Privacy Notice