Security Camera Policy

Anoka County Library strives to provide a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for the benefit of residents seeking library services and the safety of its staff. Security cameras may be used to assist in reaching this goal.

Security Camera Use

Selected areas of library premises and appurtenant property are equipped with security camera systems which are used for the protection and safety of customers, staff, and property.

Placement of Security Cameras

Reasonable efforts will be made to safeguard the privacy of customers and staff. Security cameras will not be positioned in areas where there is reasonable expectation of personal privacy, such as restrooms. Security cameras will be positioned only in those areas specified by the Library Director and will complement other measures to maintain a safe and secure environment in compliance with library policies. Camera location or position will not be changed or added without the permission of the Library Director.

Monitoring and Enforcement

Live video feeds may be monitored by staff during their regular duties of managing activity in library buildings and on the grounds. Staff observing violations of library policy or law will follow established policies and procedures in reporting these violations.

Illegal Activities and Rule Infractions

Illegal activities include, but are not limited to acts of vandalism, theft, physical abuse, or public endangerment. Such acts will result in notification of law enforcement officials. Refer to Patron Code of Conduct for acceptable behavior in library buildings. Staff Violations of established policy or law may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


This policy is reviewed by the Library Advisory Board (or a committee thereof) every four (4) years, or more frequently when deemed appropriate. The Library Advisory Board may recommend proposed changes subject to final approval by the Library Director and the Anoka County Board of Commissioners.

Policy History
Date Approved: August 28, 2023
Next Review Date: August 2026