Exhibits and Display Cases Policy
Display space is available in the library’s exhibit case for educational, artistic, and cultural materials that promote interest in the use of books, library materials, and information, or that share information about local are and cultural groups. Preference will be given to exhibits that are timely and of general interest. Displays that focus on a public issue (including elections and political issues) must include information about major aspects of differing points of view. Displays that are solely commercial in focus are not appropriate.
Displays will generally be changed ever 2-4 months. Groups or individuals desiring to use the exhibit case should submit a request to the exhibit coordinator at least two months in advance. Generally, the same group or individual may display items one time per year.
The library director may reject any exhibit or display that does not fit with the mission of the library or that is not neat and presented attractively. Labels for exhibit items must be neat and legible.
The library will take reasonable care to ensure the safety and security of items displayed, however the library has no 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 sign a form that releases the library from responsibility for loss, damage, or destruction. Items must be removed from the exhibit case as scheduled by the exhibit coordinator or they will be removed and stored for 30 days by library staff. After thirty days, they will be disposed of in accordance with local law. Display of items in the library does not indicate endorsement of the issues, events, or services promoted by those materials.
Display Case Rules & Regulations
- After displays are set up, all cases will be locked by a staff member, and won't be unlocked until time of removal.
- Display materials will be signed in and out by the owner only.
- The library is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
- Displays are presented for no longer than TWO months at a time.
- The display cases cannot be used for commercial or retail purposes.
- Displays must be suitable for all viewers. Items of a suggestive nature are unacceptable.
Approved by Marshall County Public Library Board of Trustees on October 24, 2002.