Video camera, cell phone cameras, movie cameras, and still cameras, whether film or electronic, with or without flash or flood lighting, are prohibited inside the library without the specific written approval of the senior librarian in charge.
The Librarian in Charge shall grant permission in accordance with the following principles:
1. Privacy of patrons is the primary consideration. No patron or any person shall be photographed or recorded inside the library without his or her specific written consent, except at public meetings and then only in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.05 and subject to the privacy provisions of “Broadcast or Televised Testimony,” 735 ILCS 5/8-701, and the Library Records Confidentiality Act, 75 ILCS 70/1.
2. In general, to avoid inadvertently photographing patrons or the library materials which they are using, photography will not be permitted during normal library hours. An exception may be made under very limited circumstances in which no persons appear in the background of the area being photographed, such as within a closed meeting room.
3. Photography at library board meetings or other public body meetings will be permitted only in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and other statutes, as set forth above.
SCPL0X01/Photography - policy D4 P024.0.3