Photo, Video and Media Policy
We encourage customers to capture their visit – whether it be finding a favorite book, experiencing a library program, utilizing a meeting space or enjoying a guided tour.
Photo, Video and Media Requests:
Our Community Relations Department is happy to facilitate photo, video and media requests on Richland Library properties - both inside and outside of our buildings - that include - but are not limited to...
- posed sessions (engagement photos; family photos; business head shots; etc.);
- professional sessions; and
- commercialized sessions
Please contact the Community Relations Department in advance, so we can make the most of your visit and time. We ask for notice, at least two days in advance, but we will do our best to accommodate day-of requests.
This policy applies to photo, video and media requests that involve Richland Library or take place on the Library’s property.
It covers any method of media capture, which includes - but is not limited to - still cameras, video cameras, tape recorders, microphones, mobile phones, electronic tables and computers.
The following restrictions will be observed, unless exceptions are made at the discretion of the Library Executive Director:
- Library customers and staff members may not be photographed, filmed or audio-recorded without providing verbal or written permission. If the subject is 18-years-old or younger, verbal or written permission must be obtained by a parent or guardian.
- Photographic, filming or audio-recording sessions may not disrupt Library business, damage or alter Library property, inhibit customer access, or cause other safety hazards.
- Unapproved use of the Library’s name, logo or image is prohibited.
- Photographic, filming or audio-recording sessions must comply with the Library’s Code of Conduct and meeting room policy.
Photographic, filming or audio-recording sessions must comply with the Library’s customer privacy policies. Public libraries are considered limited public forums. Therefore, they have the right and duty to limit the activities of people on the Library’s property.
All photographic, filming or audio-recordings must be in compliance with federal, state and local laws, specifically S.C. Code of Laws Section 16-17-470.
This policy in no way restricts Library security from using monitoring devices to deter illegal activity or gain evidence of inappropriate activities.