Privacy Policy

Anonymous Aggregate Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information on our users in the logs we keep to compile our website statistics. We use anonymous, aggregate information to analyze our website’s usage and traffic sources.

Electronic Mail

Electronic mail questions or comments or web forms sent to the Arlington Public Library containing personally identifiable information will only use that information to respond to your request. However, the content of such questions or comments becomes official public record.


Cookies are commonly used to provide useful features to website users. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that were created by other websites—the website that creates a cookie is the only one that a browser will permit to access it. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifiable information, but may be used to tell when your computer has accessed a website. Examples of ways in which the Library might use cookies include customizing content areas or analyzing site activity. Some electronic services offered by APL, such as the library catalog and remote databases, place temporary cookies for current sessions. Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on our website.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, we suggest that you set your browser's options to notify you whenever a cookie is set or to disallow cookies altogether. You should be aware, however, that prohibiting the use of cookies may restrict your access to certain types of content or features.