Surveillance Technology & Privacy in Library Spaces

Privacy in the Libraries

The University Libraries upholds the privacy principles of the American Library Association, that “All people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use. Libraries should advocate for, educate about, and protect people's privacy.” The Libraries also recognizes the value of technology to help us learn about and plan for our spaces as well as contribute to safety on the university campus. Recognizing this range of values, the Libraries provides information about surveillance technology used in its spaces in order to be transparent, so individuals can make informed decisions about their activities in Libraries spaces.

SenSource Technology

The Libraries uses SenSource people counters in each library to help us understand building traffic. This technology only counts occupancy in public spaces and does not track or record any identifiable information.

Security Cameras at UNL

UNL is committed to enhancing the security of the campus community by integrating state-of-the-art technology while preserving reasonable expectations of privacy. UNL security cameras are located throughout all library spaces.

View UNL's policy Security Camera Use