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Meeting Room Reservations

Meeting room space for small to medium sized groups is provided at both library locations. Reservations and applications for meeting room space should be made directly with the specific library location where the meeting will be held.

Admission fees may not be charged by any group using library facilities, nor may any sales or fund raising activities take place on the premises except those approved in advance which benefit the Library.

Light refreshments are permitted in the meeting rooms. The party reserving the room assumes responsibility for all clean-up. In compliance with local and Indiana law, no alcoholic beverages are permitted. The Library is a smoke-free building. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on library property.

The group and the individual making the online room reservation are held responsible for any damage to library premises caused by members of the group in conjunction with the meeting.

Groups and/or speaker must make their own arrangements for media equipment needed. Any media equipment borrowed from another location must be returned to the source.

Children should be under parental control at all times. Parents attending a function at the Library may not leave young children unattended in the Library.

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Meeting and Study Room Policy

1. General Guidelines

  1. Library programs take priority in booking meeting rooms.
  2. Library meeting rooms are available during the normal operating hours of the Library.
    1. Meetings should not be scheduled to start before 9:30 a.m.
    2. All activities MUST conclude 30 minutes prior to closing to allow ample time for people to exit the building and for staff to secure the facilities before closing.
    3. Any variation to these meeting room times must have Director approval.
  3. Any local civic and service club; local business; governmental agency; and any educational, cultural, literary, or other not-for-profit association within Jeffersonville Township and Clark County may reserve a meeting room.
    1. Any organization or entity based outside Jeffersonville Township and Clark County may reserve a room only with the approval of the manager or director.
  4. The purpose of any meeting must be clearly stated in the meeting room online reservation.
  5. The Library reserves the right to review each prospective use and determine whether that use falls within the JTPL meeting room guidelines.
  6. Meeting space may not be used by any group for religious services, job fairs, private parties, or similar purposes.
  7. Library facilities may not be used for purposes of solicitation of business, direct sales, or fundraising activities while on the premises except those approved in advance which benefit the Library.
    1. Authors involved with a program at the library are allowed to sell their books.
    2. Fees may be charged to cover the cost of a craft program sponsored by the library.
    3. Exhibitors with artwork on display in the library may leave information on how their artwork may be purchased.
  8. Admission fees may not be charged by any group using library facilities.
  9. Use of the premises may be prohibited or terminated at any time if the conduct of the group interferes with staff work or patron use of the library, is disruptive to library service or patrons, is abusive or dangerous to the building, library materials, exhibits, furnishings, individuals in the building, or otherwise violates library policies.
  10. Public, print and/or social media announcements should not imply that any program, ideas expressed, meeting issues, or the group are sanctioned by the Library.
  11. Groups meeting at the library are prohibited to place signage or advertisement in the Library.
  12. Basic room set-up will be provided by JTPL staff. Library staff cannot be expected to assist in changing a room arrangement.
  13. Light refreshments are allowed in the meeting rooms. Food is prohibited in the study rooms.
    1. Groups serving food and/or beverages must provide their own dishes, cups, utensils, and napkins.
  14. In compliance with local and Indiana law, no alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  15. Smoking/vaping is not permitted anywhere on library property.
  16. The JTPL Board of Trustees and the library staff do not assume any responsibility for the security of clothing items, valuables, etc., and personal and group equipment.
  17. People attending meetings at the Jeffersonville location are encouraged to park in the north parking lot across 7th Street. Parking is also available in the lot adjacent to the building.
  18. Parking at the Clarksville Branch Library is available in the parking lots on both the Eastern Boulevard and Triangle Drive sides.
  19. The Library reserves the right to cancel reservations with or without notice in the event of uncontrollable circumstances.

2. Available Spaces

Clarksville Branch
  • Meeting Room A: This general-purpose room seats up to 32 people at tables in a lecture arrangement or 52 people in an auditorium arrangement. A limited-service kitchen in Meeting Room A contains a refrigerator and sink. This room is equipped with two 75″ displays connectable with HDMI or VGA.
  • Meeting Room B: This general-purpose room seats up to 32 people at tables in a lecture arrangement or 48 people in an auditorium arrangement. This room is equipped with one 75″ display connectable with HDMI or VGA.
  • Meeting Rooms A & B: Meetings Rooms A & B can be combined to seat up to 64 people at tables in a lecture arrangement or 100 people in an auditorium arrangement. A limited-service kitchen contains a refrigerator and sink. These rooms are equipped with three 75″ displays with the ability to broadcast simultaneously to all three displays. In order to reserve the larger space, both Meeting Room A and Meeting Room B must be reserved.
  • Meeting Room C: This general-purpose room seats up to 24 people at tables in a lecture arrangement or 47 people in an auditorium arrangement. A limited-service kitchen area contains a refrigerator, sink, and microwave.
  • Study Rooms: Three study rooms are available for use by individuals or by a group of up to 5 people. Study rooms are equipped with a table, chairs, and a 32″ display connectable by four HDMI cables with easy switching between devices. Usage of the study rooms is intended for tutoring, interviews, client meetings, discussions, counseling, or similar purposes. Food is prohibited in the study rooms.
Main Library
  • North Program Room: This general-purpose room on the first floor seats up to 66 people at tables in a lecture arrangement or a maximum of 88 people in an auditorium arrangement. This room is equipped with a ceiling-mounted projector and DVD player. Patrons must provide their own laptop or portable device and necessary HDMI or VGA cable. This room is adjacent to a full-service kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, sink, and microwave.
  • Center Program Room: This general-purpose room on the first floor seats up to 39 people at tables in a classroom arrangement. This room is equipped with one 75″ display connectable with HDMI or VGA.
  • Lower Level Program Room: This general-purpose room on the lower level seats up to nine people at a round table. This room is equipped with a dry erase board. Usage of the conference room is intended for training purposes, literary discussions, committee meetings of organizations, or similar purposes.
  • Study Rooms: Two study rooms are available on the first floor for use by individuals or by a group of up to 5 people. Study rooms are equipped with a table, chairs, and a 32″ display connectable by four HDMI cables with easy switching between devices. Usage of the study rooms is intended for tutoring, interviews, client meetings, discussions, counseling, or similar purposes. Food is prohibited in the study rooms.

3. Procedures

Meeting Rooms
  1. Reservations for use of meeting space must be made by an adult with a valid JTPL card who will assume responsibility for the conduct of the group and for safeguarding library property and equipment.
    1. Individuals and groups who do not have a JTPL card will be allowed to utilize a meeting room space, but reservations will need to be made by contacting library staff.
  2. Meeting Room reservations are made using Spaces, our online reservation software. We do not reserve rooms ahead of submission through Spaces.
  3. Meeting Room reservations may be made up to three months in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations needed beyond three months require approval by the manager or director.
  4. In order to reserve the larger space at Clarksville, both Meeting Room A and Meeting Room B must be reserved.
  5. A series of recurring meetings may be approved when scheduling permits.
Study Rooms
  1. Study room reservations are made using D!BS, our online reservation software for study rooms or study rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Study Room reservations will be limited to one month in advance.
  3. A patron may have one reservation per day.
  4. Study Room reservations may be made in blocks of up to 3 hours at a time.
  5. Study Room space may be used for longer than three hours if other patrons are not waiting for the study room.
  6. Lights must remain on in the study rooms when occupied.
  7. Study room doors must remain closed when in use.

4. Patron Responsibilities

  1. You are advised to call the Library a day prior to the meeting date to confirm your reservation and room assignment.
  2. Groups are expected to notify the Library as soon as possible of the cancellation of any meeting. Failure to cancel may forfeit the future use of Library meeting rooms.
  3. The user group reserving the room assumes responsibility for all clean-up.
    1. The room is to be left in good order and all trash is to be placed in waste containers provided.
    2. If food has been served, please wipe the tabletops and kitchen counter with a damp cloth.
    3. No food may be left in the library without permission from library staff.
    4. Inform library staff of any spills on the carpet or any issues with appliances or equipment.
  4. The group and the individual reserving the meeting room space are held responsible for any damage to library premises caused by members of the group in conjunction with the meeting.
  5. Groups and/or speakers must make their own arrangements for media equipment needed.
  6. Children ages 10 and under must be under adult supervision at all times.
  7. Check the kitchen to see that all appliances which were used are turned off.
  8. Turn out all room lights when exiting.
  9. Report the attendance for the meeting at the public service desk before leaving. If you don”t, expect to be contacted requesting this information.

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The Library Board reserves the right to revise this Policy at any given time.

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