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Facilities Use, Posters and Flyers

Use of Facilities Policy 

In accordance with the UW Libraries Code of Conduct and the UW Bothell Policy on Use of University Facilities, charitable solicitation, petitioning, vending, and posting or distributing materials without permission is not allowed.

Public Posting Policy

To support advertising in library spaces for the campus community while preserving the internal and external integrity of the library building and work environment.

Posting guidelines

  • Postings are allowed only in designated locations. A list of available posting locations and guidance is below. 
  • Each posting location has a specific purpose. Materials that do not abide by the guidelines below will be removed by Library staff. 
  • Informational materials should not be posted on walls, exterior doors and windows, elevator walls, chairs, columns, restrooms, or other surfaces that are not designated for such purposes. 
    • Sign holders in library restrooms are reserved for BS Times and TP Times distribution only.
  • Flyers on bulletin boards will be removed every four weeks (or after the advertised event has passed) and are monitored weekly by Library staff.
  • Public computer screens are not available to advertise non-Library related services or events.
  • Library homepage slides and tabletop sign holders may be available to advertise non-Library related services or events if space is available and the advertised service or event is open to UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

Posting Locations

Information Commons Bulletin Board:  First Floor
Anyone can post to this bulletin board.

  • Library information and activities
  • Campus activities
  • Off-campus activities (i.e. public lectures, cultural events, educational activities)
  • Posters advertising sales, services, business opportunities, jobs, rides, housing, etc.

Locked Glass Display Bulletin Board:  Entrance of the Library
Only informational materials created, produced, or sponsored by campus departments or entities are allowed.

Present your poster to a person at the Information Commons Desk. Subject to approval from a staff member, the flyer will be date stamped and posted and is subject to monitoring by the Library staff who are responsible for the maintenance of the bulletin board.

  • Library information and activities
  • Campus activities

Exceptions to Policy for Student Government Elections (UWB and CC)

The Library allows an exception to the posting policy for candidates for Student Government positions to post election materials in library spaces.

  • Election materials must be posted on the unpainted concrete walls and posts (not on the white painted walls, the bronze walls or on glass doors).
  • Posters may be posted on the skybridges, but must hang in only the bottom window portion.  General duration should not exceed 2 weeks.
  • Blue tape MUST be used, which the Library will provide at the Information Desk.
  • Candidates or student government groups are not allowed to put posters on top of existing signs (i.e. other candidates’ posters or Library signs).
  • All materials must be removed at the conclusion of the process by the group/individual that posted them.

Posting Info for UW Bothell & Cascadia

See Also


Library Administration

Phone: 425-352-5258


Comments and suggestions regarding this policy are welcome and can be submitted by email ( or anonymously through the online feedback form.