Meeting Room Policy

Introduction

The Ashtabula County District Library maintains meeting room facilities in the main library and the library branch. Meeting rooms are intended to further the library’s mission by facilitating the exchange of diverse information and ideas.

 

Purpose

The primary purpose of meeting rooms is to promote library services through programs, meetings and other library activities presented by library staff, the Friends of the Library or other organizations affiliated with the library. When a meeting room is not being used for a library activity, the space will be available to the public for governmental, nonprofit, civic, cultural or educational programs or meetings. Access will be provided on equal terms, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting use. The library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of any group or individual. Trade or professional associations are interpreted to be educational groups. Artistic performances by individuals will be permitted only when co-sponsored by the Library.

 

General Provisions

  • The Ashtabula County District Library system provides meeting rooms for library sponsored and co-sponsored programs and for use by non-profit groups for noncommercial, cultural, informational, educational, intellectual, and civic purposes.
  • Meeting room programs must not interfere with library operations, including parking.
  • Use of meeting rooms for tutorial sessions where no fees are charged is considered educational in nature and will be scheduled according to room availability.
  • Individual use of a meeting room is permitted when the room is not scheduled for another purpose. Rooms may be reserved for individual use for up to a two-hour block of time.
  • Meeting room availability will be based on the following priorities ranked highest to lowest:
    1. Library sponsored programs
    2. Library co-sponsored programs
    3. Government meetings and programs
    4. Programs of educational, cultural, or civic nature prepared for the general public
    5. Classes, workshops, and seminars given by non-profit, educational instructions
    6. Business/organizational meetings of community organizations
    7. Individual use

 

Rooms Available

  • Ashtabula Main Library Meeting Room (Divisible into two rooms, A and B)
    • 4335 Park Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004
    • Room A Occupancy – 56
    • Room B Occupancy – 56
    • Combined Occupancy – 120
    • Handicap Accessible – yes
    • Contact Circulation Desk at 440-997-9341 to reserve 

 

  • Private Study Room (2 Rooms Available)
    • 4335 Park Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004
    • Occupancy – 2 to 6
    • Handicap access – yes
    • Contact Circulation Desk at 440-997-9341 to reserve 

 

  • Geneva Public Library Branch Meeting Room
    • 860 Sherman Street, Geneva, OH 44041
    • Occupancy – 80
    • Handicap access – yes
    • Contact Circulation Desk at 440-466-4521 to reserve 

 

Full meeting room policy available here.

Meeting Room Agreement Form

Ashtabula Meeting Room Floor Plan

Ashtabula Library/Administration
4335 Park Ave Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
phone: (440) 997-9341
fax: (440) 992-7714
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-8:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm

Geneva Library / Bookmobile
860 Sherman St. Geneva, Ohio 44041
phone: (440) 466-4521
fax: (440) 466-0162
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

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