Displays and Exhibits Policy

As an educational and cultural institution and as part of its public service, the Library welcomes exhibits and displays of interest, information, and enlightenment to the community. The Library provides information to the community through displays, handouts, announcements, and exhibits in designated areas.

A.   Priority and Approval: The Library retains priority rights to all exhibit and display space for library purposes.  Approval for all exhibits and displays rests with the Library Director or appointed designee(s).  Unapproved materials will be disposed of at the Library’s discretion.

B.   Eligibility and Space Availability: The Library or other nonprofit organizations, community groups, individuals or governmental agencies may provide materials. Exhibit and display space is available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting this service.

C.   Limitations:  The Library reserves the right to limit the size and number of items, the schedule of any display, and the frequency with which the group or organization may have a display.

D.   Endorsement: Distribution or posting of materials by the Library does not necessarily indicate the Library’s endorsement of the issue or events promoted by those materials.

E.   Fees: All exhibits and displays are offered to the Library on a voluntary, non-fee basis.

F.   Security and Liability: The Library assumes no liability in the event of damage, destruction, or theft of a display. 

G.  Sponsorship Line: A sponsorship line, i.e., a sign stating the sponsorship of the display, may be included; however, values of displayed items will not be included.