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Facilities Use Policy
The Board of Trustees of the Liverpool Public Library welcomes and encourages the useof the facilities for activities of a cultural, civic, or educational nature. Applications for use of the library's meeting rooms and lobby are available to nonprofit organizations and groups without regard to religious, political, philosophical, or other content of speech at such meetings. Duly constituted continuing political groups may use the rooms, but committees for the advancement of an individual's political campaign shall be denied such use.
Library sponsored and co-sponsored programs will be given preference for the use of the rooms. Community groups are limited to one meeting room use a month. Exceptions may be granted by the Board of Trustees.
Granting of permission to use the library facilities does not constitute an endorsement by the Board of Trustees or the library staff of the beliefs or ideas expressed by organizations or individuals using the space.
Events or meetings of community groups will not be publicized in a manner that might suggest Liverpool Public Library sponsorship or affiliation.
All meetings (except lawful executive sessions of governmental bodies) will be open to the public should anyone wish to attend. All meetings shall be publicly noticed in the library.
Public performances of copyrighted material such as music and movies usually require the permission of the copyright holder. The group planning to show or perform such material is solely responsible for obtaining the required copyright permission.
No admission fee may be charged. The only exceptions are in the case of paid registration at conferences or institutes, held in cooperation with the library, payment of fees for regularly scheduled education courses sponsored by non-profit organizations or payment for materials required for educational projects or group discussion.
No products or services may be advertised or sold in the library except to benefit the library. Solicitation is not allowed in the library or on library grounds. Use of library space for fundraising is limited to library-related activities exclusively.
The Board of Trustees bears the responsibility for protecting the safety of the building and its contents and the health and well-being of those who use the premises. Activities are prohibited which are detrimental to the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the library. Community groups applying for the use of library meeting rooms are responsible for communicating fully the scope of activities planned, including anticipated attendance and any out of the ordinary impact their event might have on library operations.
The library reserves the right to revoke permission to any user whose planned use of the library's meeting rooms does not comply with this policy. Violation of policies and procedures may result in denial of future access to the space.
The Director may from time to time promulgate rules and regulations for the scheduling and use of library facilities.
Date Approved: 06/04/2008
Review Date: 2011