Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our patrons and website visitors and want you to feel comfortable exchanging information with us.

SWLPLIBRARYDISTRICT.COM is the website of the Southwest La Plata Library District (SWLPLD) in La Plata County in Colorado. Our information policy is listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your privacy related to SWLPLD’’s website or libraries.


When you visit our site, we do not collect your name, e-mail address, or any other personal information unless you voluntarily provide it. We may set “cookies” to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience on our site. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any advertising-server companies.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and to notify patrons about upcoming events. This electronic information is never shared with other organizations.

You can verify, update, or correct any information that we maintain about you by contacting us by e-mail, telephone, or in person.

Information security

SWLPLD has appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information we have collected from you – either from our website or in any of our libraries.

This site has security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. All information sent to this site is protected by SSL session (https), the industry standard in protecting against disclosure to third parties.

Links to other sites

Occasionally we provide links to other websites we think you will enjoy. (Note that all external links on SWLPLIBRARYDISTRICT.COM open in a new browser window.) These other sites operate independently of SWLPLD and have established their own privacy policies. For the best online experience, we suggest that you review these policies at any site you visit. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk.

Patron database

SWLPLD maintains a patron database that facilitates consumer interactions in our libraries. As an SWLPLD patron, when you check out media from us or attend an event, we may record your name, address, phone number(s), and (optionally) your e-mail address – so that we can contact you about your checked item(s) or your holds, as necessary.

We will contact you directly in regard to specific media, inter-library loans, or hold requests that you have placed with any of our libraries. You may also receive occasional e-mail updates from us. You can easily unsubscribe at any time, and you can also contact us to stop e-mail updates.

If you supply us with your postal address, this will only be used for our internal records and future SWLPLD planning.

We never share e-mail addresses with other organizations.

You can verify, update, or correct any information that we maintain about you by contacting us by e-mail, telephone, or in person.

Collection and use of non-personal data

We reserve the right to log and analyze information gathered from a user’s visit to this website. This information includes personal (name, email address) and non-personal (browsing patterns, number of site logins) data as outlined below.

Non-personal data collected include your web usage patterns when you interact with this website. We use tracking technologies to capture data that is intended to better understand how users interact with our website, measure the success of marketing campaigns, and to ensure that the user experience is optimized.

Tracking technologies

This website uses technologies like cookies, tags, scripts, and logs to capture details specific to your browsing patterns when you visit our website pages. We use third-party analytics packages to make sense of this data and understand how users interact with our site. None of the information collected is personally identifiable.

Analytics software

We use various analytics software which all operate similarly. These applications are technology services that help us better understand your experiences on this website (e.g., how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click, what you do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. These services use cookies and other technologies to collect data on your behavior and your devices; in particular device IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website. They store this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither they nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user.

Updates to our information practices

From time to time, SWLPLD may make changes to our information practices or enhance the functionality of our website at SWLPLIBRARYDISTRICT.COM. We will update this statement accordingly, and we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on SWLPLD’’s privacy practices.

Thank you for visiting us online. As always, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.