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Display space and bulletin board use policy

Revised: December 28, 2012

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is a community meeting place and information source for customers and, as such, has bulletin boards and display space available for postings and exhibits of community interest.

Acceptable displays and postings include, but are not limited to, the following types of material:

  • Culturally important.
  • Community interest.
  • Works of local artists and artisans.

Displays and postings of a commercial nature will not be present unless they have cultural or community importance. Postings of a local, community interest have priority.

Unacceptable displays and postings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Partisan or political for individual political parties or candidates.
  • Advertisements or solicitations for business.
  • Promotions of a specific faith.

Displays and postings do not imply approval or endorsement by the Library. OPL cannot guarantee everything will be posted or displayed and reserves the right of refusal.

Displays and other material must meet space requirements, schedule availability, and must not impact employee time. Local branch managers will administer this policy. However, individuals or organizations wishing to distribute large quantities of materials throughout the OPL system must contact Communications and Community Relations at

While reasonable security precautions are taken, the Library is not responsible for any damage to, or theft of displayed items, equipment or posted material. The Library assumes no responsibility for providing materials or special assistance in setting up or taking down displays.