The Boise Public Library maintains this website for the purpose of providing remote access to library services. These include account information for library card holders; helpful information and links for answering personal, professional or educational questions; and general library information.
Accuracy, Continuity of Service and External Links
The information on this website originates from various sources. Links and references to other sites are not endorsements. The completeness, timeliness, validity and availability of linked data are not known. Databases and websites are selected based on our collection development guidelines.
Users should not act upon any information provided on this website without first verifying its accuracy. The Library assumes no responsibility and shall have no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising from the use of information found on the Internet. The Library does not warrant that its website, the server that makes it available, or any links from its site to other websites are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Copyright and Licensing Agreement Limitations
The Library has made the content of these pages available to the public and anyone may view, copy or distribute information found here without obligation to the Library, unless otherwise stated. However, the Library makes no warranty that materials contained herein are free of copyright claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. In particular, some materials and databases have copyright or licensing restrictions.
Anyone may use databases on the Library’s website from computers within the Library building. Due to licensing agreements with the database providers, users must have a valid library card issued by Boise Public Library to use the databases from any location outside the library. All database users are responsible for adhering to copyright laws and database licensing agreements and restrictions.
The purpose of the statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information.
Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
For the purposes of this statement "personally identifiable information" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.
Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected
Users do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit the resources on the Boise Public Library website. We may, however, request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to the Library. (See “Data Collected by the Library” section.)
Data Collected by the Library
Library Policy states: “The Boise Public Library may generate various forms of ephemeral records with patron phone numbers, addresses, and/or email addresses for administrative and/or various business purposes such as telephone or email reference requests and questions, patron hold requests, program requests, PC reservations, etc.”
These records may exist in hard copy or electronic form and are destroyed on a regular and routine basis determined by the Confidentiality of Records policy.
E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request or from use of the Library’s website will not be sold or given to non-profit or commercial companies or organizations for marketing or other purposes. E-mail or other information requests sent to the Library’s website may be maintained for specific periods of time in order to respond to the request or to provide the Library with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the Library’s services.
The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers (servers) used to visit this site are noted as part of the Library’s statistical analysis on use of its website in order to better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users nor does it associate them with individual IP addresses.
To use Boise Public Library databases remotely (from outside the Library), users are asked for all or part of their Boise Public Library card number, to ensure that only authorized users have access. Database vendors do not have access to any user records or information.
Non Library Websites
Numerous external website links are provided on www.boisepubliclibrary.org. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of each site and to be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.