Permission to Film in Library Facilities

All photographic, video, or audio recordings made within University Library facilities must be authorized by the Library. Use of Library facilities for photographs, video, or audio recording is governed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign policy on the Use of University Name, Image, or Logos, which states that:


In addition, the Campus policy on use of patrons and/or staff members to be filmed and/or photographed, TALENT RELEASE FORM.  See URL


Because the mission of the University Library is to provide and promote an atmosphere conducive to teaching, learning, and research, we reserve the right to limit photographic, video, or audio recording activities to assure that this atmosphere is maintained. In general, access will be limited to public and public service areas of the University Library, but access to staff areas and other areas closed to the public may be evaluated and approved on a case-by-case basis.


The University Librarian or the Associate University Librarian for Services must authorize any use of Library facilities. Interested parties should request permission to film or otherwise record in Library facilities through the Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities or the Associate University Librarian for User Services. Individuals planning to conduct filming or video recording in a Library facility should consult the checklist for planning film or video recording sessions.


Any questions or concerns about these activities may be directed either to the Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities or to the Associate University Librarian for User Services. The Library reserves the right to ask any individual or group to cease photographic, video, or audio recording, and, if appropriate, to refer individuals or groups to the University Office of Public Affairs. Individuals or groups who refuse to cease recording upon request by an authorized Library staff member will be considered in breach of the University Library policy on patron conduct in the Library system.


For information on fees associated with the reproduction and use of existing print and digital collections, please see the Guidelines and Fees for the Reproduction and Use of Library Materials.


Approved by University Library Administrative Council on November 7, 2006