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  • Overview
  • Community Room
  • Group Study Room
  • Meeting Room Policies

Community Room and the Study Room in the Library are available to groups and organizations for events and activities that are in accord with the mission of the library, to provide our diverse community with a helpful and welcoming place that offers equal access to the world of ideas and information and supports lifelong learning.

The Library reserves the right to deny a group or organizations reservation based on its compatibility with the library's mission.

There shall be no admission charges, no solicitation for donations, or selling of products or services at the meetings.

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Free parking in the lot is available; under the overhang area is available for attendees with disabilities; free street parking along Prairie Street; and the lower level parking lot is available on evenings and weekends.

Reserve Community Room

If you experience any problems with this system, please call 309.828.6091 option 4, then option 1, during the Library's regular Business Office Hours - Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

  • The Library reserves the right to cancel prior reservations when the Community Room is needed for Library or City of Bloomington purposes
  • Seats approximately 100 in chairs (auditorium style) or 50 at tables (classroom style)
  • Can accommodate 200 standing
  • Kitchen facility available (groups must furnish all necessary kitchen supplies). The kitchen is not to be used for cooking/baking
  • Light refreshments are allowed
  • Meetings must be free and open to the public.  There shall be no admission charges, no solicitation for donations, or selling of products or services at the meetings
Fees for Usage
  • For Profit Groups: $40 per hour. Maximum of $240 per day
  • For Non-Profit groups/organizations:
    • Meetings intended for the Public - No Charge
    • Private Meetings, workshops, trainings - $15 per hour. Maximum of $90 per day

Hours of Usage
  • Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Groups/organizations may use the Community Room twice per month. Use of the Community Room more than two times per month will require special approval prior to making the reservation
  • Groups/organizations may reserve the Community Room no more than three (3) months prior to date of the meeting
  • The Community Room can be reserved by phone, or through the Library’s website, but the reservation must be received no later than the day before the meeting. If there is a question about the reservation, Library staff will contact the group
  • A minimum of one hour is required between Community Room reservations. Failure to schedule accordingly may result in a denied reservation.
  • The Community Room is not considered reserved until Library staff has confirmed the reservation. Groups should call to confirm reservations
  • There is a cordless sweeper located in the Community Room kitchen for touch-up cleaning. Please notify Circulation (Check Out Desk) to page a custodian if any spills occur
  • Consistent failure to cancel and not notify the Library will jeopardize future meeting room use
Study Room Use
  • The priority for the Group Study Room is collaborative work
  • Reservations for the Group Study Room will be accepted for groups of 2-6 people
  • Individuals are welcome to use the Group Study Room when no reservation is waiting
  • Groups may reserve the Study Room one week in advance
  • Examples of appropriate Study Room usage include, but are not limited to students studying together, tutors, income tax volunteers in season, or by small private clubs/groups, such as book clubs or investment groups
  • There is a two hour time limit
  • If a group does not show up within 15 minutes of the reserved start time, the room may be given to others that ask for it
  • If a room is not reserved or in use, small groups may request it
  • For reservations and questions, contact Adult Services, 828-6093 or at reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org

These policies apply to all meeting rooms:

  • Use of Library meeting rooms does not constitute Library endorsement of or viewpoints expressed by participants in the program
  • The Library and its affiliates have first priority on use of the meeting rooms. Other requests will be considered in the order in which they were received
  • Groups/organizations using the meetings rooms must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, such as hiring an interpreter or providing auxiliary aids required under the Americans with Disabilities Act when requested by the public
  • A pay phone is available on the Main Level near the entrance door
  • All groups/organizations are responsible for reimbursing the Library for any damages, unusual cleaning expenses, or security measures related to the meeting. The meeting rooms should be left in the same condition in which they were found
  • Group/organization attendees are subject to the “Expectations of Persons Using the Library”
  • Candles or any open flames are prohibited
  • Smoking and alcohol are prohibited throughout the building
  • No tacks, nails, or tape are to be placed in or on doors, walls, windows, or furniture.  The Library will allow use of its bulletin boards or easels, if requested
  • The group/organization is responsible for the supervision of all children who may accompany its members.  Children should remain with the group or be supervised by an adult who must remain with them
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for private/personal belongings
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for personal injury to any person or damage to the property of others
  • The meeting rooms are not available for private parties or social events
  • Groups/organizations are not allowed to use the Library as their official mailing address
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel a meeting because of weather related or building emergencies
  • The Library staff or security personnel will monitor the use of the meeting rooms and enforce all policies
  • Meetings that may become disruptive to normal Library operations must end immediately
  • Failure to abide by these policies and procedures will jeopardize future meeting room use
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