Photography Policy

Photography Policy

The Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library is a beautiful building and many folks have expressed interest in having aspects of the library be part of the backdrop for their film and/or photographs.

Since it is a public space, anyone is allowed to film and photograph the publicly accessible spaces. The Library is a space used by many people for many reasons;  as such, photographers need to be mindful of others when such projects are underway. Photography and/or filming should not interfere with other patrons’ use of the library. 

Coordinating filming spaces and/or times to best accommodate everyone’s needs can be done by seeking permission from Library staff. Inquiries may be sent to

Patrons’ desire not to be filmed should be respected. Additionally, photography projects should not include anyone under the age of 18 without their parent/caregiver’s consent. State and Federal law prohibits photos of children in foster care which could lead to information or identification of the youth or their foster families. Any photographs/films posted on social media must block out faces of youth under the age of 18 where consent has not been obtained in order to comply with this law.

Library staff make promotional videos and/or use photographs for publicity. Staff will make every effort to notify and seek permission from patrons when this is happening and/or hide the faces of anyone in the shots.