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Filming/Photography in Sherrod Library

ETSU Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Filming and photography in Sherrod Library are only permitted with prior request. Permission may be granted to ETSU students, faculty, and staff who wish to film in the library to fulfill ETSU-related assignments. For non-ETSU requests, see below.

Students, faculty, and staff filming in Sherrod Library are subject to the following:

  • Filming/photography may be performed only in the designated areas as approved.
  • Student filming/photography must be sponsored by an ETSU faculty member.
  • Filming/photography is generally not permitted in:
    • Designated quiet areas
    • Individual study rooms, offices, or staff work areas
    • Any space that displays copyrighted material
  • Artificial lighting must be kept to a minimum
  • Filming/photography must not disturb library users or staff members, or interfere with normal library operations.
  • Photographers must provide their own subjects or obtain the consent of anyone who is photographed.
  • Filming/photography should be during off-peak hours.
  • Any exceptions must be approved by the Dean of University Libraries

Instructions for ETSU-related requests:

Requesters must complete and submit the Film Request Form to Sherrod Library Administration for approval at least 5 business days prior to the filming date. Requesters must also submit a signed Release Form for every participant that will be filmed in the project in the library. A sample form is available.

Non-ETSU Requests:

Requests for filming and photography in Sherrod Library by or for organizations or individuals outside ETSU must be approved by the Dean of University Libraries or designate.

  • Photographers must provide their own subjects or obtain the consent of anyone who is photographed. A sample consent form is available.
  • Filming/photography should be during off-peak hours.

Updated December 2016