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Posting of Signs and Notices in University Libraries Facilities

Signs and notices posted in UMD Libraries’ facilities are reserved for library-sponsored activities and use only. Posting of non-library signs and notices (including advertisements, images, handbills, posters, and flyers) in library spaces is strictly prohibited, with the exception of space on designated bulletin boards as described in this policy. All non-library signs or notices posted in non-designated areas will be removed by the UMD Libraries. 

Use of designated bulletin boards 

Groups recognized by the University of Maryland administration and/or Student Government Association (SGA) may post event and activity announcements on designated bulletin boards. The designated bulletin boards are located in the vestibule of each facility or close to the entrance to each library, in addition to the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library in the Terrapin Learning Commons. Due to limited space, please do not post more than one copy on each bulletin board and limit the size of signs to no larger than 8.5” x 11”. The Libraries will remove any signs or notices that do not meet these criteria, or that advertise events or activities which have passed. The bulletin boards are typically cleared monthly or bimonthly, but may be cleared more often, if needed. Signs posted on these  bulletin boards do not imply University Libraries’ endorsement or support.

Digital signage

Digital signage is reserved for library messaging and limited campus promotions, based on volume of graphics in rotation and alignment with the Libraries’ mission and values. Desktop monitor screensavers are reserved for library messaging. 

Digital promotions on the Libraries’ TV monitor infoscreens are managed by the Libraries Strategic Communications and Outreach Team (SCOT). Campus departments may share their promotional graphics with SCOT for consideration at

Distributing print publications

Print publications issued by official campus groups or recognized by the University of Maryland administration or SGA may be distributed at the entrances of library buildings, but other types of publications are prohibited. The Libraries reserves the right to remove any publication that does not meet this criteria. Issues of publications over one week old will be removed regardless of when the new issues have arrived. Daily publications will be removed the next day.

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