Group Study Rooms Policy

Meeting Rooms are reserved for Library and City programs, and when available, for use by the public. Public use is limited to community/non-profit organizations or businesses for noncommercial purposes.  No group or organization shall be denied space because of any reason protected by the Maine Human Rights Act or the beliefs or affiliations of its members. Failure to comply with the following guidelines may results in the suspension of a group’s privilege to use any Library meeting space.

Eligibility Guidelines and Conditions

There is 1 large group study room, with a maximum capacity of 12 people (but no less than 2 people), and 2 small group study rooms with maximum capacities of 4 people in each room (but no less than 2 people). The group study rooms are all located on the second floor. Food is not allowed in the large and small study rooms, but covered beverages are acceptable.

Groups may use any of the meeting spaces during normal hours of operation and are responsible for setting up the room and leaving the room in good order. The library’s hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon.

Groups (other than library related) may not reserve rooms for meetings on an ongoing basis.

The library is not responsible for equipment, supplies, materials or personal belongings owned by the group or an individual used in the library.

The following uses of library meeting rooms are permitted: meetings, tutoring, lectures, musical performance, film showings (with licensed permission), community programs, and information fairs. Groups must clean up and place all trash and recycling in appropriate receptacles, and leave the room in the condition it was found.

The following uses are not permitted: Serving of alcoholic beverages, affixing anything to walls, fixtures or other areas of the room. Meeting rooms may not be used to make sales, enter into contracts, advertise or promote products or services or exchange money or other property of value.

Technology Needs

The large group study room has a 40” Samsung Smart TV and wifi access.

Reservations

Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, daily at the Adult Reference Desk, for 1, 2 or 3 hour time slots. Groups may extend their time beyond 3 hours, if needed, as long as no other group is requesting the room.