Filming & Photography Policy
Walk-in, impromptu filming or photography is not permitted in UNG libraries.
Members of the general public who wish to film or take photographs must obtain permission from both University Relations and the head librarian at the proposed filming location. Requests from students or other members of the UNG community filming for college related purposes/student projects should be directed solely to the head librarian at the location of the proposed filming.
The head librarian and dean of libraries will review each request and notify the requester of the status. Because filming or photography may involve disruptions to student and faculty researchers, a photographer or film crew must also meet with the head librarian to schedule filming and discuss arrangements, with as much advance notice as possible. Libraries faculty and staff members are authorized to question any film crews as to their purpose and the permissions they have received. Anyone filming or photographing in the libraries without permissions will be asked to leave and obtain the necessary authorizations.
Before a request to film will be approved, the requester must confirm their willingness to work within limits set by the UNG libraries:
- Filming must take place during normal library operating hours. Buildings will not be opened and staffed for individual filming requests.
- Access to staff offices and other non-public areas is not permitted.
- Filming must not hinder access to exits, stairs, hallways, doors, or any other library facilities.
- Library patrons must not be disturbed or asked to move, and filming should not interfere with their study, research, privacy, or safety.
- Library operations must not be interrupted, and UNG libraries reserve the right to terminate any photography that causes an undue disturbance or endangers the safety of anyone in the building.
- Any props or equipment used must be removed immediately on conclusion of filming, and any furniture moved must be restored to its original location.
- Requests to film will be restricted during midterms and final exams.
- It is the responsibility of the photographer/filmmaker/faculty member to obtain all necessary consent/release forms from individuals photographed, and there will be no close photography or filming of library patrons without their consent.