The Library welcomes the use of its meeting spaces for educational, cultural, civic and information functions of the Roselle community.
In order to encourage proper social distancing to curb the transmission of the coronavirus, applications for meeting spaces at the Roselle Public Library will not be accepted in the year 2020. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to reintroduce this service in 2021.
- Community Room A (max capacity 40)
- Community Room B (max capacity 20)
- Community Room A&B (max capacity 60)
- Conference Room (max capacity 10)
Priority is made for Library-sponsored meeting, programs, and events. Applications for meeting space use from outside groups or organizations are approved in the following order:
- Friends of the Library and Library Foundation meetings, programs, and events.
- Local nonprofit-sponsored meetings or programs.
- Meetings of local organizations engaged in cultural, civic, educational, intellectual, or charitable causes or activities.
- Meetings of commercial organizations located in the Roselle Public Library District or operated by Library cardholders.
- Meetings of other organizations not described by numbers 1 - 4 above, as space is available.
All groups or organizations requesting use of Library meetings spaces that fall under categories 2 - 5 must provide contact information for at least one member who is a Library cardholder or a resident of the library district. The following guidelines must also be adhered to when utilizing Library meeting spaces:
- All meetings held in Library meeting spaces must be open to the public.
- Groups must comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and are responsible for providing a qualified sign-language interpreter or other available auxiliary aids when informed of needs by an attendee at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.
- Library meeting spaces may not be reserved for social gatherings.
- Library meeting spaces may not be reserved by political candidates, campaigns, or committees for campaign purposes.
- No fundraising, collections, admission charges or other money-raising activities are allowed in Library meeting spaces unless all proceeds go to the Library. However, groups may charge attendees for actual costs of materials used in a program, e.g. workbooks, handouts, supplies. All such fees must be disclosed at the time of application.
- Meetings that would interfere with normal Library activities, such as those that involved excessive noise or the use of hazardous materials are not permitted.
- Pets or non-service animals are prohibited, unless involved in a Library-sponsored event or program.
- The Library's name and contact information may not be used as the address or headquarters for any group using the Library's meeting spaces. Groups may not imply by any means in any form that their meeting is sponsored, affiliated, or endorsed by the Library. Groups may not direct any calls or correspondence, even on a temporary basis, to the Library.
- Groups using Library meeting spaces may not deny access to any person on the basis of race, religion, sex or gender, age, national origin, or physical or mental disability.
- Organizations composed of members under the age of eighteen (18) must have a 1:15 ratio of adult chaperones to attendees. Chaperones will assume responsibility for the group's activities.
- Use of the Library meeting spaces is generally free, though deposits may be assessed at the time of booking, and other nominal fees may apply to reserve equipment or accessories.
- In the event a group is found to have caused damage to any meeting space or its contents, any deposit will be forfeit and any additional cleaning, repair or replacement costs will be forwarded to the responsible party listed on the application.
- Permission to use Library meeting spaces will not be granted to groups or organizations known to have caused damage to any meeting space or its contents, or known to have caused disturbances or otherwise violated Library policies or procedures in the course of utilizing meeting spaces.
The Library assumes no responsibility or liability for accidents, injury, or loss of individual property in the Roselle Public Library. Approval to use a library meeting space does not in any way constitute endorsement of a group’s policies, officers, mission or beliefs by the Library. In any public announcement, the user may not use the Library’s name in such a way that it may be inferred that the library is the host or sponsor of the scheduled meeting.