Question: USA patriot act and libraries

under the patriot act, how do government officials obtain information about a patron if the patron's record is cleared every time he/she returns material? can they only search for materials currently checked out?

Patriot Act in Action

Do you believe the government's comments about the Patriot Act...that our "paranoia" is unfounded? WRONG. Read this:
There's been a 75% increase in spying since 11 September.

Joel J. Rane, Reference Librarian
Literature and Fiction Department
Los Angeles Public Library
Read the Screed at:

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