The Clearwater Main Library is closed until further notice due to unforeseen building maintenance. Patrons may renew items by calling (727) 286-6894 or by logging into their account on this site. They may also use any other Clearwater or open PPLC library. All other Clearwater libraries are open regular hours. For city meeting information, visit MyClearwater.com.
The Clearwater Public Library System recognizes the need to protect patrons’ right to privacy regarding the questions they ask and the materials they borrow and read.
In order to guarantee privacy to each individual, Florida law mandates confidentiality of library registration and borrowing records, and Clearwater Public Library System policies and procedures carry out that intent.
Library patron registration and borrowing records are confidential under Florida State Statute 257.261, Library registration and circulation records:
History.—s. 1, ch. 78-81; s. 1, ch. 89-18; s. 1, ch. 96-220; s. 112, ch. 96-406; s. 1, ch. 2003-13; s. 6, ch. 2003-126.
Library staff cannot give any information about a patron’s registration and circulation record to anyone other than the patron, with the following exceptions:
Library staff cannot allow a family member or friend to pick up an item on hold or otherwise access patron information without prior authorization from the cardholder. Authorization may be provided by giving the library card to the designated proxy or by providing, in person, with valid identification, verbal authorization to a library staff member, who will enter a permanent note in the patron record.
Reviewed July 2019