Library policies

Tufts libraries code of conduct

The libraries endeavor to provide welcoming, safe, respectful, and inclusive environments for collaborative and individual study and learning. We welcome individuals locally and from all over the world to study and engage in scholarship. Our users bring with them a wide variety of professional, personal, and social backgrounds; whatever these may be, we treat each other with dignity and respect.

In order to provide these environments students, faculty, staff and visitors who make use of Tufts libraries agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.

Art exhibits in the library

Tisch Library showcases student artwork of all media throughout the library, including the Tower Gallery, the main lobby, and the lower level of the main stairwell. If you’re interested in exhibiting artwork, please contact the Director's Office at for further information.

Exhibit displays in the library

Exhibit displays are tied to programs or events sponsored by Tufts Departments, Centers, or official student organizations and are educational and timely. Please email to inquire about displaying exhibits in the library. 

Photography & filming 

All filming and photography activities in Tisch Library are arranged and coordinated through the Director's Office, in order to minimize disruption of the normal activities of the library. 

Request to film and take photographs in the library must be made using our request film/photography approval form. See our film policy page.

Advanced approval is not needed for:

  • taking a few pictures of sculpture or artwork in the library which does not require advance notification or the attached form.
  • brief filming or photography done by parents/prospective students on library tours.

Students, faculty, staff or visitors may not be filmed without written consent. Photos for publication should be identified by artist's name (see label on artwork) with a citation that they are part of the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection.

See also:

Information Stewardship Policy

Tufts Libraries Privacy Policy

Tufts University Privacy Statements