Display Case Policy

Display Case Policy

Display space is available for educational, artistic, and cultural materials that promote interest in the use of books, library materials, and information or that share information about local groups. Library use of the display case takes priority over other exhibits. Exhibit requests should be timely and of general interest. A non-Library display exhibit may not directly or indirectly solicit funds, sell merchandise, or contain financial promotion of any kind. Political candidates will not be granted use of the display case because it would not be possible to grant all candidates equal time.

Displays will generally be changed monthly. Groups desiring to use the display case should submit a request to the Branch Manager at least 30 days in advance. The Branch Manager may reject any display that does not fit with the mission of the library. Display Case planning usually is made months in advance so selected times may not be available.

The library will take reasonable care to ensure the safety and security of items displayed, however Hawkins County Libraries and its employees will not be held responsible for any damages to or theft of any items displayed.

A Display Request Form must be submitted and signed before a display may be exhibited. The display case items must be put in the display no more than 2 days after the start of display period and removed on or no more than 2 days prior to the removal date. If the display is not removed by the removal date the Library reserves the right to remove the display.

Adopted June 2016