Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. The courts have established a First Amendment right to receive information in a publicly funded library like UW. In a library, the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one's interests examined or scrutinized by others. The UW Libraries values the privacy of our patrons and seeks to minimize the collection and retention of personally identifiable information. No personal information maintained by the Libraries is sold to third parties or released to law enforcement agencies without a search warrant. Read the UW Libraries' Privacy Statement.
This guide will be updated with more information from UW-IT when it comes out.
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