Photography and Filming

Photography and Filming by the Public and News Media

We love seeing your library photos and videos on social media! You may take personal photos or videos of any of our buildings, materials, or artwork as long as no people are in the photos or videos. You can also take personal photos or videos of people you know, as long as everyone consents. No photos or videos may be taken of other people in the library without their express consent.  

We welcome film requests by the news media and others for stories directly involving the Library’s programs, resources, collections, and services. Requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of the date of filming and emailed to the Library’s Marketing and Communications department at for approval.

Any photography or filming that disrupts library members’ use of the Library or prevents staff from performing their duties is prohibited (see Policy 4.01, Public Behavior). 

Photography and Filming by the Library

Our staff may document library programs, classes, and workshops through photos, videos, and podcasts. Anyone who participates may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. We may use this media on our website, social media, blogs, and in all print materials to market and promote the Library's programs and services. Members will not have their names disclosed in promotional media without their permission. 

Staff will inform all members prior to capturing photos, videos, or audio. Please tell our staff if you do not wish to be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. We will always respect your requests! 

A full version, opens a new window of this policy is available online. 

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