Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016     Views: 88

The Harvard Library maintains circulation records only for as long as these are necessary to keep track of books that are currently checked out.

Patrons, myself included, often wish to revisit books they once had in hand, but  due to overriding privacy concerns, records are automatically deleted as soon as books are returned.

This is a practice maintained by most U.S. libraries.

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