3.21 - Displays and Exhibits

As part of its public service and information mission, Royal Oak Public Library provides space to groups or individuals engaged in non-profit educational, cultural, intellectual, civic or charitable activities to display exhibits of public interest at the discretion of the Library Director.

First Come, First Served
Display space is available on a first-come, first-served reservation basis. Reservations for the lobby display cases may be made through library administration. 

Right to Schedule 
ROPL reserves the right to schedule or refuse any display and to limit the frequency with which the group or organization may have a display. Displays of a commercial nature will not be accepted. Final authority for all exhibits and displays rests with the library director or an appointed designee.  The library selects, in conjunction with the Royal Oak Arts Council, artists for monthly exhibits in a designated display case and special exhibits in the Friends Auditorium.    

Fees to Display
For the privilege of the use of the space, the library shall require a portion of proceeds of any art sold by the artist as a result of using library display space. The library will not pay a fee to providers for any exhibits or displays.

Exhibit space governed by this policy includes:
  • Entrance lobby – west side
  • Entrance lobby – east side
  • Memorial Book Collection display
  • Friends Auditorium
Other Limitations
The library assumes no liability in the event of damage or loss of a display, whether or not it is in a locked case. Although space is provided for a display, the library does not necessarily endorse the belief or viewpoint of persons whose works are exhibited.

Adopted 07/24/01; rev. 09/28/04; rev 07/22/08; reaffirmed 03/24/09; revised 3/23/2010; reviewed 2/22/2011; revised 6/28/2016.