As a service to the public, the Akron-Summit County Public Library allows materials from non-library organizations for distribution and posting throughout the library system. The Library maintains designated areas in each location such as bulletin boards and literature racks for the passive distribution of information.
To request this free service, please review the guidelines accompanied in this policy and complete the Distribution of Non-Library Materials Request Form.
All materials posted or distributed must comply with this policy and any other applicable Library regulations or guidelines. No other materials may be posted or distributed. The material should be of civic, cultural, educational or informational interest or value related to programs or events of a local nature sponsored or presented by local non-profit organizations, educational, or governmental agencies. “Local” is defined as organizations which exist in Summit County.
At its discretion, the Library may distribute newspapers and other materials which are provided free of charge to the Library. The Library reserves the right to make exceptions for information based on regional interest.
Authorization must be received by the Library’s Marketing and Communications Department prior to delivering materials. Priority will be given to:
Materials for non-library organizations will be displayed up to the day of the event or for up to 60 days from the time of first displaying them.
All distribution will be done by Akron-Summit County Public Library staff. Individuals requesting posting or distribution shall not themselves post or leave materials in the distribution area. Unauthorized materials will be discarded. Distribution of materials is not an endorsement by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
The following materials will not be accepted:
The Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for the administration of the policy on a system-wide basis. Branch managers are responsible for the administration of this policy within their facility.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 31, 2007
Please allow two to three weeks for distribution of materials throughout the library system. Should you have any questions regarding this free service, please call the Library’s Marketing and Communications Department at 330-643-9091.