As a community service, the Lincoln Public Library offers designated space for items such as posters, notices, and handouts advertising events, services, and programs for the community. Acceptance and posting or distribution of materials is subject to availability of space. Materials whether posted or left for distribution may be removed at the discretion of library staff after two weeks (14 days) or expiration of the event described.
In additions publications for free distribution such as periodicals and newspapers are accepted if they are deemed of interest to the community, space permitting. The content of these publications must be consistent with the library’s mission and policies. Periodical publications that serve primarily as sales tools (e.g. real estate, automobile guides) are not accepted.
The Library will not accept for display or distribution commercial, personal, political campaign or profit-making information. This includes rental advertisements, merchandise for sale, materials advertising or promoting businesses (including fee-based personal services such as tutoring, music lessons, child care, etc.) are not accepted. Petitions and fundraising materials such as donation boxes are not accepted as well.
Materials for posting or distribution must be submitted to library staff for review and approval and must meet the following criteria:
- describes or publicizes an educational, cultural or recreational event or service in keeping with the library’s mission
- is of local interest, occurring in or serving the greater Lincoln community
- is sponsored by or is in support of a library, community, school, social service or non-profit organization
Any material not reviewed and approved by library staff will be removed and discarded. The library is not responsible for the physical maintenance or return of any material.
For more information, please see our Library Posting Policy.