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Meeting Spaces

The Marshalltown Public Library provides a variety of meeting and study room spaces for civic, cultural, educational, and informational purposes.

Two individual Study Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, and are not reservable. Ask to use a Study Room at the Information Desk.

The following rooms may be reserved in advance:


group study room

Group Study #1
Occupancy: 10 - - Room Size: 11’x14’ - - Wall-mounted monitor

Group Study #2
Occupancy: 10 - - Room Size: 10’x14’ - - Wall-mounted monitor

Group Study rooms may be used by:

  • Community groups and clubs
  • Groups of collaborating students
  • Business groups (No sales or solicitation for further sales)
  • Non-profit corporations (501(c)(3) tax-exempt)
  • Political and campaign committees
  • Governmental subdivisions, departments, or bureaus

Groups may use the Group Study Rooms once per week.


community meeting room

Community Meeting Room A
Occupancy: 80 - - Room Size: 27’x40’ - - Podium & sound system
Kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and coffeepot)

Community Meeting Room B
Occupancy: 80 - - Room Size: 27’x40’ - - Podium & sound system
Coffeepot on cart

Community Meeting Room A & B (combined)
Occupancy: 160 Room Size: 54’x40’

Community Meeting Rooms may be used by:

  • Community groups and clubs
  • Non-profit corporations (501(c)(3) tax-exempt)
  • Political and campaign committees
  • Governmental subdivisions, departments, or bureaus.

Groups may use the Community Meeting Rooms or the Cafe once per month.


cafe

Cafe
Occupancy: 20 - - Room Size: Irregular --
5 small round tables with 4 chairs each; Counter with 4 tall chairs
Cold drink vending machine; Sink
No projector, microphone, or coffeemaker available

The Cafe may be used by:

  • Community groups and clubs
  • Groups of collaborating students
  • Business groups (No sales or solicitation for further sales)
  • Non-profit corporations (501(c)(3) tax-exempt)
  • Political and campaign committees
  • Governmental subdivisions, departments, or bureaus

The Cafe can be reserved by your group when not open to the public. Ask at the Information Desk for specific hours.

Groups may use the Cafe or the Community Meeting Room once per month.


Policies in Brief - - (Or look at the complete Meeting Room Policy.)

There is no charge for using the library’s meeting rooms. Groups may not sell merchandise, solicit for later sales, contacts or placement of orders, nor charge admission fees.

Food and drinks may be served in both the Group Study rooms and the Community Meeting Room. The Community Meeting Room’s kitchenette is not stocked – cups, glasses, plates, utensils, coffee, coffee filters, and other articles must be supplied by your group. Groups should not expect to cook in the kitchenette.

No alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substances are to be used in library meeting rooms. Candles and open flames are not allowed.

Persons in attendance at any meeting in the library must conform to the library’s Appropriate Behavior Policy.

Organizations using library meeting rooms must comply with the library’s directive of equal access to all community members, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, educational level, or economic circumstance.

Projection and other audiovisual equipment used in library meeting rooms are restricted to educational purposes (e.g. a student completing an assignment) or as part of the organization’s program. Equipment must be reserved before the meeting. Library staff will set up the necessary equipment but cannot serve as projectionists.

The library reserves the right to select meeting room space appropriate to the needs and size of any meeting.

Library programs and events take priority over non-library bookings. If a conflict arises, the library reserves the right to work with the group to reschedule or reassign.

 

Reserving a Room

Each room may be reserved starting in May for the following July 1 – December 31, and in November for the following January 1 – June 30.

Meeting rooms may be reserved by phone or in person at the Information Desk.

Groups can use either the Community Meeting Room or the Cafe once per month. The Group Study rooms can be used once per week. All rooms are reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

Thirty minutes must be allowed between meetings, and all meetings are to conclude at least 15 minutes before the library closes.

 

After You’ve Made Your Reservation

When you arrive at the library on the day of your meeting, please check in at the Check Out Desk (for the Community Meeting Rooms and Cafe) or the Information Desk (for Group Study Rooms) to gain access to the room. Groups using audiovisual equipment will be required to leave an ID at the Check Out Desk during their meeting.

Set-up and clean-up are the responsibility of the organization using the meeting room. Furniture may be rearranged for a meeting, but it must be returned to its original configuration. A custodial fee of not less than $50 will be charged to groups who fail to return a meeting room to its original condition.

The responsibility for proper care of the facilities lies with the organization or individuals using the room. Broken or damaged materials, furniture, floor and wall coverings must be replaced to the satisfaction of Library Trustees.The library is unable to store any equipment or materials belonging to organizations or individuals.

 

 


Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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