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Vendor Privacy Policies

Protecting user privacy and confidentiality has long been an integral part of the intellectual freedom mission of libraries. Libraries enter into licenses or agreements with third-party vendors to provide library service to users and to meet library operational needs. Third-party vendors provide digital content, including e-books, digital audiobooks, movies, music, online resources, and more.

In the course of providing these services, third-party vendors may collect and use library user data for a variety of reasons, including consumer analytics and segmentation, personalization, digital rights management, and digital collection development. Information may be collected when you register with the third-party vendor, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content.

The information that could be collected by third-party vendors may include:

  • Personally identifiable information such as name, email, and social media accounts
  • Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, server domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site
  • Internet address (IP address), search history, location-based data, and device information
  • Other data as described in the vendor's privacy policy and terms of use

We invite you to review the privacy statements for individual third-party vendors to decide if you agree to their terms.

Product Vendor
360 Core Proquest (360 Core)
America's Obituaries
& Death Notices
Ancestry Library Edition ProQuest
Annals of American History Encyclopaedia Britannica
Axis360 Baker and Taylor
BiblioBoard BiblioLabs
BookFlix Scholastic
Britannica Online Encyclopaedia Britannica
Britannica Online for Kids Encyclopaedia Britannica
Check Illinois Record Information Services
Chicago Sun-Times NewsBank
Chicago Tribune
(current and historical)
Consumer Reports EBSCO
Consumers' Checkbook Consumers' Checkbook
Creativebug Creativebug
FamilySearch Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints
FirstSearch Databases OCLC
Flipster EBSCO
Fold3 ProQuest
HelpNow! Brainfuse
HeritageQuest ProQuest
hoopla Midwest Tapes
JobNow Brainfuse
Kanopy Kanopy
LearnNow Brainfuse
Libby OverDrive
Lynda (LinkedIn Learning) LinkedIn
Mango Languages Mango Languages
MasterFILE Premier EBSCO
MorningStar Investment
Research Center
National Geographic
Virtual Library
Gale Cengage
Naxos Music Library Naxos
New York Times (current) ProQuest
Nexis Uni (LexisNexis) LexisNexis
NicheAcademy NicheAcademy
NoveList K-8 Plus EBSCO
Novelist Plus EBSCO
Omnifile Full-Text Select EBSCO
PressReader PressReader
Public Records Electronic
Record Information
READsquared READsquared
Reference Solutions
(Reference USA)
(Data Axle)
Research Library ProQuest
TumbleBook Library TumbleBook Inc.
Value Line Value Line Publishing
Wall Street Journal ProQuest
Weiss Financial Ratings Weiss Ratings