Art Display Policy

The Library Board of Trustees, in an effort to demonstrate and encourage appreciation of art, will provide the opportunity to display various works of art at the Library.  The City Librarian, as designee of the Library Board of Trustees, has authority for implementing this policy. 

Application for exhibit space is to be made to the City Librarian.  Acceptability of an exhibit is at the discretion of the City Librarian whose decisions may be appealed to the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library Board of Trustees recognizes that the contents of an exhibit may offend some library users.  A request for reconsideration of any given item in an exhibit will be referred to the City Librarian.  Displays will be created by the Artist with the Library reserving the right to reject any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display at any time.  The Artist may post a sign with the exhibit.  The sign may be no larger than eleven by seventeen inches, and should contain only name, contact information, and a short biography of the artist.  No prices or signage indicating that the work is for sale may be posted.

Artwork sold by the Artist while on display must remain on display until the end of the exhibit.  Neither the Library nor Library Staff may act as an agent for the Artist in any sale.

The Library and the Library Staff are not responsible for any losses due to damage or theft of the Artist’s work.  The Library will not provide insurance coverage.  If insurance coverage is required, it will be provided exclusively by the Artist.

Adopted: April 1, 2008
Revised: March 3, 2016; September 8, 2021