• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Library” means:

      • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 10-8-101

        • Library: means :

          • (A) A library that is open to the public and established or operated by:

            • (i) The state, a county, city, town, school district or any other political subdivision of the state. See Tennessee Code 10-8-101

            • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

        (A) A library that is open to the public and established or operated by:

        • (i) The state, a county, city, town, school district or any other political subdivision of the state;

        • (ii) A combination of governmental units or authorities;

        • (iii) A university or community college; or

      • (B) Any private library that is open to the public; and

    • (2) “Library record” means a document, record, or other method of storing information retained by a library that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific information or materials from such library. “Library record” does not include nonidentifying material that may be retained for the purpose of studying or evaluating the circulation of library materials in general.