Display Case Policy
Display space is available in the library's exhibit cases for:
- materials of interest to the university community,
- educational, artistic, and cultural materials of general interest,
- information that promotes the use of books, library materials, and resources,
- information about local area and cultural groups.
Preference will be given to exhibits that are timely. Displays that are solely commercial in focus are not appropriate.
When a question of appropriateness is raised, the topic will be referred to the Library Director for recommended action. The library reserves the right to deny requests. The library is not responsible for the security of materials.
Exhibitors are responsible for placing the materials in the cases and removing them at the designated time. Exhibitors may use library push pins, layout paper, book stands, and literature holders. 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.
Description of display cases:
Outside library entrance:
- Two flat glass display cases (34 inches wide, 34 inches wide, 8.75 inches deep) that are placed together, forming a larger area for a single display.
- One upright wall case that has two areas of viewable space that is 19 inches wide and 30 inches high and has a depth of ¾ inches. This case is mounted above the previous display cases.
Outside library door:
- There is one flat display glass case (34 inches wide, 34 inches wide and 8.75 inches deep) with a free standing sign holder.
Duration of exhibits
During the academic year the exhibit cases are generally changed or refreshed every four to six weeks. The library reserves the right to extend or curtail the duration of an exhibit based on changing priorities, special requests, and the availability.
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. Unlike a gallery, the library does not carry any special insurance for damaged or stolen objects from a display; therefore, irreplaceable items or items of great value should not be included in a display.
Library staff are available for consultation but do not prepare labels, mount, or design exhibits. The library may promote the exhibit on its website and other media deemed appropriate.
Display Case Agreement Form
Complete this form and return to Diane Nadler at the Library. If you have questions, contact Diane at 708-235-7517 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.