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Display Cases

Purpose of library displays

Displays in the University Library seek to further the University's educational and cultural mission by sharing resources and information that enlighten and promote discussion and engagement. As such, the displays will highlight:

  1. the Libraries' collections, services, and events
  2. major events on campus or in the community
  3. University and community resources

Who may exhibit

Display cases are available to any University department or recognized student organization, as well as to non-affiliated organizations that reflect the educational or cultural interests of the University. University Libraries reserves the right to accept and/or refuse any display, guided by University policy and the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights.

Available cases in University Library

  • Wall cases: There are three lighted, wall-mounted display cases on the first floor. These are 54-1/2" wide by 63" high by 17" deep and are lockable. Materials can be affixed to the back and sides of the case with push pins; tape and/or staples are not to be used. Additionally, there are two adjustable glass shelves in each case.
  • Table cases: The eleven table cases are located on the first and second floors. The table cases are lockable and measure 60" long by 30" wide by 11" deep.


  • Questions and reservation requests should be addressed to Mary Lovin via email at or phone 330-672-4483.
  • Cases are typically reserved for a period of one month, but exceptions will be considered.
  • University Libraries reserves the right to assign and/or reassign cases to assure the maximum and most appropriate use.
  • The needs of University Libraries take precedence over all other requests when scheduling display cases.
  • Users are asked to be mindful of reservation start and end dates. Cases that are left empty on the third day after the reservation start date will be reassigned, and materials left in the cases after the reservation end date will be removed.


  • Basic display supplies and tools are available for use from the Library Communication Office, including background fabric for the table cases, pins, small easels, and blocks.
  • Each display must include a statement of the sponsoring organization and contact information.
  • Library materials used in displays must be properly checked out.
  • University Libraries do not assume responsibility for the security of display items.

Monitor Displays

Advertising on the Library monitor adjacent to the elevators is free. Images are added to the rotation when requested by individuals, departments or groups. We ask that images be designed in PowerPoint (landscape format) and exported as a jpeg as those dimensions best fit our monitor. Please send a jpeg slide to Mary Lovin ( along with the dates you would like the slide to run.