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Displaying and Distributing Materials

As a service to the public, the Dayton Metro Library allows materials from community organizations to be posted on library bulletin boards and/or left for distribution to library visitors.  

The Following Materials Will Not Be Accepted:

1. Campaign literature for a political candidate

2. Posters larger than 18 x 24 inches

3. Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services*

*Materials promoting commercial products or services are acceptable IF they have at least 50% informational or educational content.  If there are questions or concerns, please provide a sample to the Community Relations Manager for approval.  Note: Materials do not have to come from or promote nonprofit organizations or events.  (This differs from the Dayton Metro Library’s meeting room policy, in which meeting rooms can be reserved only by nonprofit organizations.)

Library staff is responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials cannot be placed or posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.

Items for public display or distribution should be taken to the Community Relations office at the Main Library during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or left at the Main Library’s Information Desk or drive-up window.  Materials can be taken to individual branch libraries as well.

Distribution of Materials to Branch Libraries

Community Relations Department can send materials for distribution to each branch library through regular library delivery, free of charge.  There are 22 Dayton Metro Library locations throughout Montgomery County.  Please provide materials bundled separately for each location.  

Each library location reserves the right to limit quantities based upon available space, and to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Library handouts receive priority in the limited space available for these types of materials.

Rev. 10/07


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