Guidelines for installing and performing student art projects


  • Submit a permission form for art installations in the University of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Note that 72 hours notice is required
  • If the project is likely to be controversial, students will notify campus police so that they can assist with any complaints


Ensuring the safety of library users is a concern of the library.  Students will not endanger themselves, other participants, or the audience of the installation.

In particular, students will not:

  • use ladders
  • obstruct fire exits or public passageways (minimum 5’/1.5m clearance)
  • use open flames

Students will install art projects safely, including securing extension cords or other cables with duct tape.


Students will not:

  • engage in racist or sexist activity
  • disturb classes or study areas (without permission)

When in doubt about what causes a disturbance, students should consult the Coordinator of User Services.

Installation Guidelines

Students will not:

  • obstruct access to library collections
  • permanently damage walls, floors, ceilings or windows
  • permanently alter the building or any part of the building
  • engage in major construction without permission
  • use nails or screws without permission
  • use adhesives on painted surfaces without permission

Adhesives used on non-painted surfaces must be removed and all gummy areas cleaned by the students; in most instances masking tape should be used.

Mess/Clean Up

  • Students will remove the project within the agreed upon time
  • Students will clean the area & return it to its original condition
  • Students must provide any cleaning supplies needed to return the space to its original condition


  • The library does not assume responsibility for theft or damage to artwork
  • Students are responsible for any damage caused by their installation
  • Students who do not comply with the guidelines will not be given permission to install projects in the future

Guidelines adapted from Facilities Management