Display Cases

The library display cases are used primarily for the promotion of library materials, programs, and services, and preference shall always be given to library needs. When they are not otherwise reserved, the cases are available for the display of materials from community organizations or personal collections.

Requests for display space will be made on the Display Case Reservation Form, and approved by the Director. Groups or individuals may reserve the display case up to 6 months in advance, but may not reserve the display case for more than one four-week period at a time; requests for space are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Displays will stay up at least one week and no more than four weeks.

Organizations wishing to display materials must be non-partisan, preferably with an open membership. Government, health, welfare, educational, and cultural agencies shall be given preference over special-interest groups. A personal or private collection must be both of interest and acceptable to the general public.

The following categories of exhibit material are specifically excluded: commercial exhibits; partisan political exhibits; and exhibits advocating a position on ballot issues, except library issues. The library reserves the right to approve the content and arrangement of all exhibits.

The presence of a particular display in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints of exhibits or exhibitors.

The library assumes no responsibility for the preservation, protection, or possible damage or theft, of any item exhibited or displayed. Items are placed on display in the library at the owner's risk. All exhibitors will sign a form that releases the library from any responsibility for exhibited materials.