Film and Video Policy for UO Libraries

Persons wishing to coordinate an organized photo shoot or take group shots for non-commercial purposes should contact the respective branch library contact (see list below). At the point of inquiry, please 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.

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

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
541-346-1884
dketchum@uoregon.edu

Lara Nesselroad—Science Library and Design Library
541-346-2664
lnessel@uoregon.edu

Michael Brown—Portland Library & Learning Commons
503-412-3673
brownm@uoregon.edu

Angus Nesbit—Law Library
541-346-1673
anesbit@uoregon.edu

Last revised 01/31/2023