Distribution of Literature or Obtaining Signatures for Petitions at Library Buildings
Active Distribution of Literature or Obtaining Signatures for Petitions
Literature, surveys or petitions are not to be distributed to people inside library facilities, but only on public sidewalks outside the library entrance.
Persons distributing literature or obtaining signatures for petitions must not interfere with due
orderly entry to or departure from library buildings.
Passive Distribution of Literature
The Milwaukee Public Library provides limited space in libraries for free distribution of information from
organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities. Milwaukee Public Library also provides bulletin board space in public libraries to post materials announcing events happening in Milwaukee County.
Organizations may send fliers or brochures or posters to the Central Library, Communications & Marketing Department, for consideration and distribution to neighborhood libraries.
Staff members at each library will post and display materials as space allows. Members of the public may not post or display materials in libraries. Posting or distribution of any item does not constitute library endorsement.
Guidelines for Materials for Posting or Distributing:
Due to space limitations, information about library events, events in the immediate service area of the library, events in the City of Milwaukee and in Milwaukee County, and events outside the county will be given priority in that order.
The library does not post or distribute information regarding: commercial activities (monetary solicitation, except for library or city-sponsored fundraising; items involving the sale, advertising or promotion of products or services); illegal or pornographic activities; personal or family activities.
The library does not distribute newsletters.
Materials submitted for posting must include the date of the event.
Due to limited bulletin board space for posting, priority will be given to items that range in size from 8.5 x 11 inches up to 11 x 17 inches. Larger items will be posted as space allows.
The library does not post items with tear-off cards, tabs, or registration forms.
Due to space and storage limitations, quantities of brochures, fliers and other print items should be limited to no more than 50 per library.