The Deep Web and Dark Web are legitimate tools for use in the field of information science, adding to the discussion of patron privacy. The American Library Association policies on privacy and confidentiality combined with the advancement of internet technology necessitate that library professionals become fluent in Dark Web usability in libraries.

About Author

Mollie Coffey has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She currently works as the Interlibrary Loan Specialist at Spokane Public Library. Mollie completed the original research for this article as a part of an Online Searching course at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science.