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Filming and Photography in the Library

The following information is for those requesting to take commercial and non-commercial photographs or video at Geisel Library or WongAvery Library (including interior, exterior or collections held by the Library).

Note: Library users and employees may not be filmed or photographed without their knowledge and consent.

Library users and staff must retain complete and full access to all collections and resources in the area (including sidewalks) in which you are filming, without delay or obstruction. Please be alert and responsive to those who need access, but may be intimidated by cameras or other equipment and may be reluctant to interrupt.

Commercial Requests:

UC San Diego occasionally facilitates commercial filming projects at various locations on campus, including Library facilities, and requires advance arrangement and approval by the University Communications Office. For more information, visit the university's website or contact Daniel Rothbauer (

Non-Commercial Requests:

Incidental, personal or course-specific filming and photography is permitted in Library facilities, subject to the Use & Conduct Policies and any posted restrictions covering specific areas or exhibits.

Non-commercial filming or photography requests must be submitted in advance for authorization and approval to use Library locations (including Geisel Library's external Forum Level). Contact April Tellez Green ( to submit a request.