Are there limitations on who may examine the records?
Section 31 provides that any person may obtain a copy or reproduction of any public record, except as otherwise provided.

Any person over 18 has the right to inspect and copy a public record that is not exempt from examination, with the custodian bearing the burden of proof that the record is ineligible for inspection.

Requests to inspect, copy, or otherwise reproduce a public record may be made in person or in writing.

In addition, in the interest of transparency and open access to information, Shreve Memorial Library policy has waived the age requirement for accessing library records, making this option available to everyone.

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1. What are public records?
2. Is there a constitutional right to view public records?
3. Who is responsible for making public records available to the public?
4. How long must records be kept?
5. Is there information of public bodies that cannot be accessed by the public?
6. What about privacy concerns?
7. Are there limitations on who may examine the records?
8. What information will I be required to give in order to gain access to the public records?
9. Why must I include contact information when submitting a Public Records Request?
10. What information should I include in the description of requested records?
11. When can I inspect the documents?
12. How much does it cost?
13. What if the record contains both public and private information?
14. What can I do if there is a violation?
15. What are my rights?