USE OF BUILDINGS
Vaughan Public Libraries allows for the use of buildings by individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses whose conduct supports the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Permission to use Vaughan Public Libraries’ facilities does not imply any endorsement of the aims, policies or activities of any group or individual.
Library facilities are available to all members of the public provided that they conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, as stated and posted in the Code of Conduct.
Selling and soliciting by the public shall not be permitted in the libraries, on library property, or at Library sponsored events without the permission of the Chief Executive Officer. Application for permission to sell or solicit on library premises must be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer. If granted permission, the participating organization shall provide staffing for all hours of operation, all necessary equipment, supplies, monetary change and set-up in consultation with the Library Manager.
Meeting rooms may be rented by the community for the purpose of promoting the informational, cultural, learning and leisure needs of the community in the form of meetings, seminars and workshops, including fee-generating events. See List of Charges, Appendix A.
Vaughan Public Libraries will not rent rooms to political parties at the municipal, provincial or federal levels for the purpose of campaigning.
Community members may apply to host exhibits at Vaughan Public Libraries that enhance the culture and heritage of the community, and support the learning and leisure needs of a diverse community as outlined in the Exhibits Policy.
Vaughan Public Libraries has community information boards in each of its locations for the promotion of not-for-profit events and organizations within the community. All notices must be approved by library staff before posting. Any notices left for posting become property of Vaughan Public Libraries. Vaughan Public Libraries reserves the right to curate notices based on community interest, relevance to the Mission of Vaughan Public Libraries, and space.