University of Oregon

Film and Video Policy for UO Libraries

 Personal photography/videography

Candid photography and videography are allowed in the Libraries as long as this is not disruptive to library users.  Persons wishing to coordinate an organized photo shoot or take group shots should contact the Libraries’ Director of Communications and Marketing or the respective branch library media contact (see list below).  At the point of inquiry, persons will be expected to provide contact information, affiliation, and purpose for filming.  After obtaining permission, which may be granted immediately or after consultation with other staff, the following guidelines should be observed:

•   The taking of photographs and/or videotaping should not disrupt patrons or staff.


•   Photographs/videos should not be taken of patrons or staff unless they have granted permission to do so.


•   Photography should only take place in public library spaces. 


Optimally, filming should be brief. Study or stack areas should not be cordoned off for extended filming especially during the academic/summer terms, unless permission from the Libraries has been obtained.  Filming and photographer are not permitted in non-public staff work areas unless permission has been granted by a library media liaison.

The Libraries’ model release form is a useful document to be completed whenever you photograph, record, or quote individuals within the Libraries.  The form is your way of proving that the person is providing their image, artwork, or quote willingly and does not require additional compensation. If the person signing a release is under the age of eighteen, then a parent or guardian must cosign the release.

Commercial or Documentary Filming

Guidelines regarding commercial film and video production, as well as coordination of permits, public safety protocols, and licensing, are handled through the University's Office of Marketing and Brand Management. Please contact the office directly if you do not find the information you need at the links below.


Contact list:


Lesli Larson, Knight Library 

(541) 346-1946


Mandi Garcia, Knight Library



Karen Munro - University of Oregon Portland Library & Learning Commons

(503) 412-3673


Margaret Bean – Science



Lara Nesselroad – Science



Ed Teague – A&AA



Mary Ann Hyatt – Law


Created by bkelly on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Mar 18, 2015
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