Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Wednesday, June 19, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Wednesday, June 19, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Permission to Film and/or Photograph Within the MSU Libraries

The MSU Libraries are spaces for students, faculty and staff to use for study, research and collaboration. We get many requests to use our spaces for filming, however we must balance these requests with the needs for our space and the privacy of the people that are studying within it. The Michigan Library Privacy Act protects the privacy of our users and the materials that they use from filming unless they give permission to do so, therefore any filming in the Libraries must take extra precautions to not film patrons studying or researching.

Date(s) and Time(s) Requested
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  • Patrons will not be photographed or filmed unless individual written permission is granted. Appearance release forms will be obtained for all people who will be involved in filming.
  • Halls, aisles, doors, or access to Library materials will not be obstructed.
  • A quiet, study atmosphere must be maintained.
  • Library environment must be accepted “as is.”  Furniture will remain in its intended location, windows will remain closed and lights will remain on.
  • MSU Libraries will not be held liable for the film or photos.  
I understand if any patrons are included in the film, written permission must be obtained from the patron; this includes people shown in film, or anyone in the foreground or background of a film
I have read and agree with the aforementioned terms and conditions