New Mexico Statutes Chapter 18. Libraries, Museums, and Cultural Properties § 18-9-3. Definitions

As used in the Library Privacy Act:

A. “library” includes any library receiving public funds, any library that is a state agency and any library established by the state, an instrumentality of the state, a local government, district or authority, whether or not that library is regularly open to the public;  and

B. “patron record” means any document, record or other method of storing information retained by a library that identifies, or when combined with other available information identifies, a person as a patron of the library or that indicates use or request of materials from the library.  “Patron record” includes patron registration information and circulation information that identifies specific patrons.

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