The use of exhibit space in branch libraries (Baden, Greenbelt, Oxon Hill and Surratts-Clinton) is based on the following criteria: visual arts, crafts, paintings and collectibles for educational, cultural and artistic purposes. Exhibit space is available to individuals and groups in the community on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of those requesting space. Only exhibits which are attractive and neat will be accepted. The Library reserves the right to reject an exhibit request based on the above criteria.
In order to make exhibit space available to as many community residents as possible, no individual or group should expect to provide an exhibit more than once a year within the library system.
The Library does not provide insurance coverage for exhibit items. Exhibitors are responsible for providing coverage for items exhibited or exhibiting at their own risk.
For wall-mounted displays, the Library will furnish wires, hooks and a step ladder. Sculptors must furnish their own pedestals.
Labels for exhibit items are to be furnished by the exhibitor. They must be neat and attractive. Labels are to be attached to exhibit items; they are not to be taped on walls or exhibit cases. Prices may NOT be included on labels. NO sales transactions may take place on library premises, but the exhibitor's telephone number and a short biographical sketch may be posted. If the telephone number is not posted, the Library will not provide it to the public without express permission from the exhibitor.
The exhibitor is responsible for the installation and dismantling of display as scheduled. If library staff is forced to dismantle a display because the exhibitor has not removed it on time, the library system is not responsible for any damage.
Exhibitors interested in displaying in library branches should contact the Area Manager of the location at which they want to display the exhibit.