Photographing and Filming Policy for UWM Libraries

The UWM Libraries welcomes the use of the library building for filming and photography projects. To help maintain an appropriate environment for study and research in the library, and to protect the confidentiality of users, anyone interested in filming or photographing in the library must complete a Media Permissions Form (online below or as hard copy at the main Circulation Desk) and receive authorization from the Libraries Facilities Manager or the Circulation Desk Supervisor.

Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Facilities Manager, Kim Silbersack, at kimsack@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6206.

Media Permissions Form

Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Agency or organization you represent:

Date of filming/photography:
Time:

Area(s) of library:

Purpose:

To maintain the UWM Libraries’ commitment to confidentiality and privacy, the following rule must be followed while filming/photographing within the library building:

When filming/photographing individual(s), permission must be granted (verbally, or with a release form provided by the photographer) by the individual(s) being filmed/photographed in advance of film/photographs being taken. This applies to people who may incidentally be included in the background or foreground of a shot. This applies to all persons, including permanent employees and student assistants.

You must receive an email (or signed hard copy) responding to your request before you may film or photograph in the library building.

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