The Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870 to
KRS 61.884) gives the public access to the library’s records. These records are any records that are prepared, owned, used, possessed, or retained by a public agency in any format, and must be made available upon request.
These records include, but are not limited to: financial documents such as annual budgets, audits and monthly expense vouchers, minutes of previous meetings and library policies.
Records pertaining to employees are also considered open records, including, but not limited to: name, position, work station, and salary of employees, reprimands regarding job-related misconduct, letters of resignation and public employee timesheets.
However, some information pertaining to employees and library patrons are not considered open to public perusal, including: race, gender, home addresses, social security numbers, medical records, marital status of employees, employee evaluations, applications and resumes from unsuccessful applicants for jobs, and patron registration and check-out records.