posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 02:53 PM
I'm pretty sure that the Patriot Act does allow this. If you want to circumvent it, though, there are ways. Buy all your books with cash, and read
books in the library, but don't sign them out.
Tracking the purchase or borrowing of books should be fairly simple. All that would be necessary would be to look at the records under what books you
have signed out on your library card, or purchased, if you used a credit card or debit card or store card or something of that nature.