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Public Records Request

About Public Records

Please read through the information below before submitting the online request form.

Depending upon staff availability, the nature of the request, and the volume of records being requested all records requests will be filled as soon as practicable and without unreasonable delay.​​

The State Library only redacts requested information where the Public Records Law​ requires. Examples include: 

• Information concerning litigation 
• Protected information about threatened and endangered species 
• Protected personal information (e.g., social security numbers, personal tax information, etc.) 

In most instances, the State Library will not redact information without advice from the Attorney General's Office.

Public record includes any writing containing information related to the conduct of the public’s business used or retained by a public body.

Public record does not include any writing unrelated to the conduct of the public’s business.

A public records request does not pertain to information readily available through the State Library website, published in an agency document such as a brochure, booklet, pamphlet, or other printed material readily provided to the public on a complimentary basis. A request for this type of information is considered a general request for information and can be submitted to library.help@state.or.us.

​All readily available documentation and existing records are subject to release per the Public Records Law

The State Library cannot creat​e or manipulate documents or data in response to requests for public record. ​​​

 

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