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Photography and Videography in the Library

Any individuals, groups, or members of the media wanting to take photos or videos in the library must receive permission from a library administrator.

A request form must be completed for each project and submitted to Library Administration (

Download Request Form (PDF)

The following requirements apply to all photography and videography within the library:

  • UC Davis Principles of Community must be followed
  • Library users must not be disturbed or asked to move
  • No close photography or filming of users without their express consent
  • Library operations must not be interrupted
  • Any props brought in must be removed immediately after filming
  • Any furniture moved during the project must be restored to its original location

The approved request must be carried by members of the project while filming/photography is underway. If any disturbance is caused, any security guard or other library employee may ask project participants to cease filming/photography immediately.

UC Davis Strategic Communications should be contacted as a courtesy regarding any request from off-campus press or filmmakers.