Photography & Videography Policies
The library is cognizant of the historical and artistic nature of the formal Plaza Hotel structure, in
particular the lobby area of the first floor. Individuals and professional photographers are
encouraged to record this part of the community’s heritage. There are no restrictions or fees for
the use of these images, however identifying the images as the Piqua Public Library shall be
Photographic or other audio/visual sessions in the library that will impede patron use of the
facility and/or take over thirty minutes during regularly scheduled library hours must be
approved at least 2 weeks in advance by the Library Director. No sessions will be held before the
library opens or after it closes nor will they be allowed to exceed the approved thirty-minute
Additionally, the library may be decorated for various events and/or holidays. These decorations
will not be taken down or removed for a session, nor are the library furniture or displays to be
rearranged or moved.
It is required that noise levels during a session shall be kept at a reasonable level. Maintaining
appropriate behavior is the direct responsibility of the individual who was approved for the
session. Any behavior that violates the library’s Patron Code of Conduct can result in the session
being cancelled immediately.
Completion and submission of the form below shall be conducted at least one month before the
requested session date to the Library Administration Department. The library reserves all rights
to decline approval of any requested photo session. We recommend the library calendar be
consulted prior to requests to ensure the session does not coincide with a library program as no
approvals will be given for those dates and times. Completed form with proper signatures must
be brought to the session and presented to the library staff or it cannot take place.
Please see our Hours and Closings page for the most accurate information to plan.