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Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / The Chattanooga Public Library is photographed Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Public Library is urging patrons to monitor their information and credit file after a potential data exposure through the library's website, according to a news release.

The personal data of some patrons who renewed their library cards through an online form at chattlibrary.org since October 2020 may have been exposed, including various forms of uploaded identification used to prove residency during the process.

The library and the city's information technology department discovered the exposure and have since "taken steps to correct the issue," the release states.

Patrons can monitor their credit at any of these websites:

* Credit Karma: creditkarma.com

* Experian: experian.com

* TransUnion: transunion.com

* Credit Wise by Capital One: creditwise.capitalone.com

Those with questions about the incident can contact Library Executive Director Corinne Hill at chill@lib.chattanooga.gov.

— Compiled by Kim Sebring

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