The Board of Trustees and the staff of the library will provide the public with as many attractive, educational and cultural exhibits as possible in the library. The interest of all groups in using the display and exhibit space is welcomed. ln accordance with the Library Bill of Rights, Article 6, the library does not limit the availability of exhibit space based on the subject matter or content of the display proposed or on the beliefs or affiliations of those requesting to use it [Exhibit B]
The Library Director may grant the privilege of placing exhibits and displays in the library, subject to review by the Board of Trustees and to the following conditions:
- No poster, display, exhibit, pamphlet, brochure, leaflet or booklet shall be exhibited, displayed or placed in the library for distribution without permission from the Library Director or the Director’s representative.
- The tastefulness and appropriateness of any display, exhibit, pamphlet, brochure, leaflet or booklet accepted for placement in the library may be considered by the Library Director or the Director’s representative in deciding whether to grant the privilege of exhibit, display or placement of material in the library. Displays and other materials that are solely commercial in focus are not appropriate.
- No outside organization or individual shall be permitted to place in the library any box, receptacle or canister which solicits donations nor shall any poster or display be permitted which advocates or solicits consideration of any product or item sold by any outside commercial or charitable enterprise. However, posters announcing fundraisers or programs sponsored by any educational, religious or fraternal organization may be displayed provided they are of reasonable size and there is room to post them neatly. Such displays shall be allowed on a “first come-first served” basis.
- Whenever possible displays or exhibits shall incorporate related books or materials from the Library’s collection.
The library will take reasonable care to ensure the safety and security of items displayed. However, the library has limited insurance to cover exhibit items and assumes no responsibility in the event of loss, theft or damage. Exhibitors are encouraged to insure items of value and will be required to complete a form [Exhibit E] that releases the library from responsibility for loss, damage or destruction.