Meeting Room Policy

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Sample Policies

Sample 1: The (library name) meeting room is available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis for meetings or programs of an educational, civic or cultural purpose. No organization will be excluded for religious or political reasons. The meeting room may not be used for private social functions such as showers, birthday parties, etc. Programs involving the sale, advertisement or promotion of commercial products or services are prohibited. Fund raising is considered commercial, regardless of what other classification may apply to the sponsoring organization. Fees for items such as a meal or program materials are permissible as long as attendance is not dependent upon the payment of such fees.

Sample 2: The meeting rooms are available at no charge for use by civic, community, cultural, educational, political, or religious organizations and other not-for-profit groups and individuals for non-commercial and non-profit purposes. Businesses and other for-profit organizations or individuals will be charged for all room usage according to the library's fee structure. Library premises may not be used for meetings or public announcements sponsored by individual candidates for local, state, or federal office. Library-sponsored activities always take precedence in scheduling meeting room use. Non-library groups or individuals will have a scheduling priority after library-sponsored activities as listed below: (1)educational programs, (2)Non-profit groups or individuals, and (3)Businesses and other for-profit groups or individuals. Meeting rooms are not available for personal or family parties, showers, or receptions.

Links to Meeting Room Policies

Brighton District Library

(PDF) Charlevoix Public Library

Flint Public Library

Hillsdale College - Mossey Library

Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch

Orion Township Library (pdf)

Southfield Public Library

Waterford Township Public Library