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Filming in the Library or Use of Library Grounds

This information is for those requesting to take non-commercial photographs or video in the UC San Diego Library, or those requesting to use UC San Diego Library grounds.

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

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

Commercial motion picture, video, film, or photography use of UC San Diego campus locations, including all library facilities, requires advance arrangement and approval by the UC San Diego Communications Office (858-534-7618).

Contact the Library Administrative Office at for advance authorization to use library locations (including the external forum level) for:

  • Curriculum-related group activities, such as performances, exhibits, and meetings.
  • Curriculum-related projects involving photography, video/filming, performance, exhibits, displays, surveys, or other non-ordinary activities.
  1. Read these guidelines before submitting your request.
  2. Complete this photography request form.
  3. Direct questions to April Green by email at