Exhibit Policy

Application Process

An application and contract will be provided by Anoka County Library to persons or groups that want to use Library exhibit space. Library staff will notify applicants within 5 days whether the exhibit is accepted or rejected, and will provide a reason for any rejection. An exhibit contract must be signed by an adult Anoka County resident in advance of the placement of the exhibit.

Exhibits are welcomed from minors when their parent/guardian co-signs the agreement with them. Approved community exhibits are generally on display 4-6 weeks.

Priorities for Exhibits

  • First: Anoka County Library sponsored exhibit.
  • Second: Exhibits specifically related to Anoka County.
  • Third: Exhibits of a general informative nature that otherwise fit this policy.

Rejection of Exhibits

Library staff will reject any exhibit regardless of subject content or intent if deemed unsuitable or not in keeping with the character of the library and its services to all customers regardless of age, culture, or religious background. Library staff may reject exhibits for lack of space considering the priorities listed above.

Reconsideration Process

The applicant may request reconsideration of the rejection decision.


This policy is reviewed by the Library Advisory Board (or a committee thereof) every four (4) years, or more frequently when deemed appropriate. The Library Advisory Board may recommend proposed changes subject to final approval by the Library Director and the Anoka County Board of Commissioners.

Policy History
Date Approved: May 2022
Next Review Date: May 2026