Filming & Photography Policy

General Public

 Visitors may take casual photographs or video recordings in the public areas of the library. Photographers and videographers must refrain from disrupting or hindering the use of the library by others. Library staff may stop any photography or filming that appears to interfere with the library’s ability to conduct business, or that compromises public safety or security.

 News Media

 When possible, library staff should be notified in advance of visits by the media to avoid potential interruptions. Members of the media should check in with staff at the Ask Here desk upon entering the library, in order to alert staff of the intent to film or photograph inside the library.

Meetings Held At The Library

While meetings held in the library meeting rooms are open to the public, filming and photographing are only allowed with the permission of the meeting organizers.  Library staff may stop any photography or filming which appears to interfere with the use of its meeting rooms.

 Library Programs

 The library engages in photographing and filming its events and activities for its own publicity and promotional purposes. Attendees should alert library staff if they do not want to be photographed or filmed.

Attendance at library sponsored events constitutes the consent of attendees, and the consent of parents or legal guardians of minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication or other use of photographs or videos at the discretion of Champaign Public Library.

Reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 2019

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