Filming and Photography Policy UO Libraries

Please read this page thoroughly before submitting any request.

Non-commercial Requests

Persons wishing to coordinate an organized photo shoot or take group shots for non-commercial purposes must submit a request via this form at least one week before the filming date. 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.

Commercial Requests

Commercial filming or photography requires coordination with central UO Communications' Office of Brand Management and Trademark Licensing. Visit communications' website for more information. 

Submit a request to film

Model Release Forms

If your video or photography focuses on a single person or a small group, they should complete a "model release form." If the person signing a release is under the age of eighteen, a parent or guardian must cosign the release. The form is your way of proving that the person is providing their image, artwork, or quote willingly and does not require additional compensation. University Communications provides more information and model release forms on their website

Contact Information

David Ketchum—Knight Library

Lara Nesselroad—Science Library and Design Library

Michael Brown—Portland Library & Learning Commons

Angus Nesbit—Law Library

Last revised 04/03/2023