Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subclause (k).
SECTION 2. Section 7 of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following two sentences:- That part of the records of a public library which reveals the identity and intellectual pursuits of a person using such library shall not be a public record as defined by clause Twenty-sixth of section seven of chapter four. Library authorities may disclose or exchange information relating to library users for the purposes of inter-library cooperation and coordination, including but not limited to, the purposes of facilitating the sharing of resources among library jurisdictions as authorized by clause (1) of section nineteen E or enforcing the provisions of sections ninety-nine and one hundred of chapter two hundred and sixty-six.