Display Case Policy

The Dartmouth Public Libraries welcome the opportunity to allow groups, organizations, or individuals to use the display cases at Southworth Library for the display of their collections, handicrafts, artwork, etc.

Permission to use the display case is at the discretion of the Library Director and may be made available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Each person/group is responsible for arranging his or her own pieces and removing them when the exhibit has ended.

Setup and removal of displays must be accomplished during library open hours and in such a manner that causes the least possible disruption or material interference with library business.

People/groups must sign an exhibit release form that releases the library from any responsibility for loss or damage to works on display.

Artists may supply contact information with their exhibit, and may not display price information. Potential buyers should contact the artist directly.

Permission to display materials does not imply Library sponsorship, endorsement of content or responsibility for representation of all points of view.

The Board of Library Trustees reserves the right to prohibit any person or group from setting up displays they deem to be inappropriate for a public building.