The Marion Carnegie Library meeting rooms are provided as a
service to the community. Permission to use a library space does not imply
endorsement of any organization or group’s policies or beliefs. The MCL director
authorizes use of meeting rooms and maintains the schedule. In the event of
questionable activities or objectives of a requesting group or organization,
the MCL Board of Trustees has the final authority in granting or refusing
permission for room usage. The MCL Board of Trustees may amend these policies
at any time.
The director or senior staff member is authorized to
terminate the meeting of any group that becomes disorderly or objectionable or
fails to adhere to the library’s meeting room policies. The following rules
apply to all groups and organizations using the library’s meeting rooms.
Special permission must be obtained in writing from the MCL director to depart
from these rules.
are booked on a first come, first served basis.
rooms are available for use by organizations. Not-for-profit organizations
must pay a $25 refundable deposit to secure a room. The deposit will not
be refunded if excessive clean up is required or damage to the room is
sustained. For-profit organizations must pay a $50 nonrefundable fee to
secure a room. MCL prohibits any group or organization from charging
admission fees, with the exception of paid registrations for formal
workshops or classes.
not-for-profit organization exists for educational or charitable reasons
and focuses on a goal such as helping the community.
application must be completed and payment made for a room to be officially
scheduled. Library staff will provide a confirmation for all applications.
are available during regular library hours on days that the library is
open. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizations are asked to clean
up and depart library meeting rooms 15 minutes before closing. Failure to
leave by closing time will result in forfeit of the deposit fee (if
applicable) and denial of future use of library meeting rooms.
signs, displays or exhibits may be attached to the walls.
are responsible for the repair or replacement of damaged equipment and
furniture or damaged walls or floors.
library is not responsible for items left on the premises.
McCoskey Room is equipped with an overhead projection unit, VCR, DVD,
projection screen, podium and two microphones. The Events Center
is equipped with an overhead projection unit, DVD and portable podium.
Need for the equipment must be indicated on the application form and must
be unlocked and set-up by a library staff person.
Food and Beverages
facilities are not available. Light food and beverages may be served.
organization is responsible for bringing any supplies (non-electrical)
needed for food. They are responsible for clean-up.
beverages are not allowed.