The Library may advertise on its premises events and activities of a cultural, educational, or community oriented nature.

The Advertising Policy, as approved by the Board, governs all advertising opportunities within the Library's purview.

Terms

All advertising and promotion within the Library will comply with the mandate, mission, and values of the Library.

The Library provides neutral public spaces and universal access to information, knowledge, resources, collections, services and programs that help to enrich lives, facilitate social engagement, and enhance opportunities for success in our community.

The Library reserves the right to reject advertising that, in the Library's sole opinion, may adversely affect public confidence in the Library or the value of the Library brand.

The Library does not have an obligation to accept any advertising submitted.

The Library may remove at its discretion advertising that contravenes this policy from its property.

The acceptance of advertising by the Library is not an endorsement of a product or service.

Advertisements must be in compliance with any Library Board policies, City by-laws, applicable provincial and federal laws and regulations, including the Ontario Human Rights Code; and the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. It is the responsibility of advertisers to ensure that proposed advertising does not contravene any applicable legislation prior to submission to the Library for consideration.

The Library assumes no liability for advertisements that contravene legislation and all advertisers will be required to indemnify the Library for any costs or damages the Library may incur as a result of their advertising.

In instances where members of the public wish to file complaints or inquiries about advertising displayed on Library property, they may bring their concerns forward to the Library Services Manger.

Scope

The Library will NOT accept the following types of advertising content:

  • advertising that detracts from the Library's public image or could place the Library at the centre of a controversy or sensitive issue;
  • advertising that is considered of questionable taste, or which in the Library's discretion is considered irritating in its style, content, or method of presentation;
  • advertising that is partisan or political in nature;
  • the promotion of religious beliefs or convictions;
  • personal ads and notices, and notices of personal items for sale or rent;
  • the promotion of illegal substances, tobacco, and alcohol companies and products.
  • the promotion of surveys, pledges, forms or petitions;
  • fundraising, unless otherwise agreed upon through mutual consultation between the Library, Friends of the Library, and the Foundation;
  • any items that contravene this Policy.

Policy approved by the Library Board September 11, 2018.