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November 18, 2017

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Library Use Policies : Exhibits

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Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Nov. 19

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, our Bibliocommons catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours for system maintenance. During that time, please use our classic catalog.

Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.



The Seattle Public Library offers exhibits in the public areas of its facilities. Library exhibits are used to assist patrons in their exploration of educational, cultural, intellectual and civic activities.



Library exhibits incorporate library materials whenever possible, as a means of informing users of the range of library resources and services. The Library endeavors to offer exhibits of diverse subject matter for children, adults, and families.

The Library reserves the right to arrange exhibits in all library facilities and to make the final decision regarding content and physical presentation of all exhibits and displays. The City Librarian, or his or her designee, is responsible for the implementation and administration of this policy.



This policy applies to all exhibits created and/or offered by Library staff, as found in the Central Library and all library branches.



Reviewed and wording clarified June 24, 2015. Supersedes Exhibit and Display Policy adopted Nov. 22, 1995 and revised Jan. 22, 2002.


DATE ADOPTED:  Jan. 22, 2002



Exhibit and Display adopted Nov. 22, 1995 and revised Jan. 22, 2002.