The library seeks to preserve a non-partisan environment for members of its university community. The spaces included in this policy are the interior of the Valley Library, the exterior walls, all entrance areas and the plaza in the front of the building.

Toward that end, the library will:

  • Limit displays and posting of notices to those relating to OSU Libraries and Press collections, services, events and news; with exceptions for items that further the library’s mission of cultivating superior scholarship and creativity, empowering discovery, and preserving and disseminating knowledge. Exceptions can be made by the head Library Experience and Access department, an Associate University Librarian, or the Dean of Libraries. 
  • Not allow posters, signs, or fliers to be distributed or affixed to the building without authorization, and this includes chalk drawings.
  • Require that all displays be constructed and located in accordance with fire and safety codes.

Responsibilities: Library Spaces Manager will authorize displays.

Bulletin Board Policy

The library has designated a bulletin board space for posting notices and advertisements of student and community events in the Java II coffee shop area located on the 1st floor. This is the one bulletin board designated as and reserved for public posting. This board allows users to post without getting approval from the library. The Valley Library assumes no responsibility for materials posted, therefore individuals who utilize the board will be responsible for the maintenance of their posting. The library makes no guarantees as to the space available on the board. All advertisements or solicitations must not be fraudulent, misleading, or promote illegal activity. The board will be cleared of out dated items at the end of each month, and it will be cleared completely once a year in mid-summer.