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Meeting Rooms

picture of the Library's activity room

Activity Room, Chatham Area Public Library

Official Capacity: 40

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

[Details/Book]

The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

Meeting Room Max Capacity: 

  • 40 with chairs only
  • 32 with tables

Craft-based activities are preferred in this room. All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or providing snacks.

Standard Set-Up for this Room:

  • Four rows of tables set-up with chair cart available of use
  • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

Meeting Room General Information:

  • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with in-house library programs.
  • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
  • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
  • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
  • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
  • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
  • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
  • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Priorities for Use

  1. Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
    2. Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
  2. Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
  3. Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
  4. All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library. (See Fee Schedule for costs)

The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

General Availability:

Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

Official Capacity: 40

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

Terms & Conditions of usage.

Conference Room, Chatham Area Public Library

Official Capacity: 30

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 9 hours

[Details/Book]

The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

Meeting Room Max Capacity: 

  • 30 with chairs only
  • 20 with tables

Standard Set-Up Options:

  • Conference Room “U”-Style, tables and chairs set up for 20, with additional 10 chairs available within the room.
  • Classroom Style, with 10 chairs, with additional 10 chairs available within the room.
  • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or providing snacks.

Meeting Room General Information:

  • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with In-House library programs.
  • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
  • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
  • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
  • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
  • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
  • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
  • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Priorities of Use

  1. Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
  2. Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
  3. Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
  4. Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
  5. All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library. (See Fee Schedule for costs)

The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

General Availability:

Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

Official Capacity: 30

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 9 hours

Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

Terms & Conditions of usage.

Galleries ABCD, Chatham Area Public Library

Official Capacity: 150

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 9 hours

[Details/Book]

The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

Meeting Room Max Capacity: 

  • 150 with chairs only
  • 90 with tables

By selecting this room, please note there may be an additional fee of $25, due to costs associated with preparing this room.

Standard Set-Up Options for this Room:

  • Theater-Style (chairs only, with one table at the front of the room), with chair cart available for use
  • Classroom-Style (chairs and tables facing the front of the room), with chair cart available for use
  • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

Meeting Room General Information:

  • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with In-House library programs.
  • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
  • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
  • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
  • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
  • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
  • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
  • All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or having snacks.
  • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Priorities for Use:

  1. Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
  2. Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
  3. Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
  4. Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
  5. All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library. (See Fee Schedule for costs)

The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

General Availability:

Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

Official Capacity: 150

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 9 hours

Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

Terms & Conditions of usage.

Gallery A, Chatham Area Public Library

Official Capacity: 20

Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

[Details/Book]

The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

Meeting Room Max Capacity:

  • 20 with chairs only
  • 12 with tables

Standard Set-Up Options:

  • 4 tables and 8 chairs presented in a square, with a chair cart available for use.
  • Theater style, with 10 chairs facing the front of the room, with a chair cart available for use.
  • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or having snacks.

Meeting Room General Information:

    • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with In-House library programs.
    • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
    • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
    • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
    • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
    • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
    • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
    • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

    Priorities for Use:

    1. Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
    2. Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
    3. Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
    4. Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
    5. All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library. (See Fee Schedule for costs).

    The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 20

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

    Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Gallery B&C, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 50

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Meeting Room Max Capacity:

    • 50 with chairs only
    • 30 with tables

    Standard Set-Up Options:

    • Six tables, with 12 chairs presented in a rectangle, with a chair cart available
    • Theater style, with maximum 50 chairs and one table on the South wall
    • Classroom style, with maximum of 26 chairs and 13 tables, facing the South wall
    • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

    All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or having snacks.

    Meeting Room General Information:

    • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with In-House library programs.
    • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
    • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
    • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
    • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
    • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
    • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
    • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

    Priorities for Use

    • Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
    • Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
    • Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
    • Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
    • All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library (See Fee Schedule for costs).

    The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 50

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

    Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Gallery D, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 16

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Meeting Room Max Capacity:

    • 16 with chairs only
    • 12 with tables

    Standard Set-Up Options:

    • 4 tables and 8 chairs presented in a square, with a chair cart available for use.
    • Theater style, with 10 chairs facing the front of the room, with a chair cart available for use.
    • Customized set-ups are available, but please note that a $25 fee is required

    All groups must bring covers for all the tables, when doing any crafts or having snacks.

    Meeting Room General Information:

    • We reserve the right to cancel or move meetings that conflict with In-House library programs
    • Meeting Rooms are available on first come first served basis and depend on room availability.
    • All meetings must be free and open to the public. The sale, advertising, solicitation or promotion of products or services is not allowed in Library meeting rooms.
    • Meeting rooms may not be used for private social gatherings or parties.
    • Meeting Rooms are not available for programs or gatherings which present a clear and present danger to the welfare of the participants, library staff, patrons or the community.
    • Fees will be charged for non-Chatham Area Public Library District residents.
    • All Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision at all times
    • For further rules and restrictions please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

    Priorities for Use:

    1.     Meetings, educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library
    2. Friends of the Library or Library Foundation meetings or fundraising events
    3. Meetings of not-for-profit or community organizations based within the Library District
    4. Meetings of for-profit organizations based within the Library District (Fee Schedule for costs)
    5. All others that are allowed per this policy and that are appropriate to the mission and facilities of the Library. (See Fee Schedule for costs).

    The Library must be notified as soon as possible (24-hour notice preferred) for cancellation of a reservation. Any group that abuses the meeting room policy or does not inform the library of their cancellation shall lose the right to use the meeting rooms for a period of 60 days.

    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 16

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 8 hours

    Note: Your booking time slot selection should include at least 15 minutes for room cleanup.

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Study Rooms

    Study Room 1, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 6

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Study Room Max Capacity: 6 people

    Room Set-Up:

    • Rectangle Table
    • Whiteboard in Room

    Study Room Guidelines:

    Study rooms are designed to provide a quiet area of study for individual or small groups. The fundamental purpose of these study rooms is to provide a suitable environment for research, studying or reading.

    • The rooms may be reserved in person or over the phone up to one week in advance.
    • A first come, first served basis if not reserved.
    • Time slots are two hours in length. Extended usage time may be given if room is available. A time limit of three hours per day will be enforced should other users request the use of a room. (Limits are set in order to accommodate fair and equitable access to these spaces.)
    • Reserved rooms will be held for 10 minutes past the reserved time, and then will be made available to the next applicant.
    • Study Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing of the library regardless of when the patron began using the room.
    • Food is prohibited in the study rooms. Covered drinks are allowed.
    • Study Rooms are not sound proof so noise is to be kept to a minimum. Complaints reported by other patrons about excessive noise may result in suspension of further study room privileges.
    • Library materials or personal belongings are not to be left unattended in the study rooms (except for very short trips to the book stacks or restrooms).
    • For more information, see the Terms and Conditions.
    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 6

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Study Room 2, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Study Room Max Capacity: 4 people

    Room Set-Up:

    • Round Table
    • Whiteboard in Room

    Study Room Guidelines:

    Study rooms are designed to provide a quiet area of study for individual or small groups. The fundamental purpose of these study rooms is to provide a suitable environment for research, studying or reading.

    • The rooms may be reserved in person or over the phone up to one week in advance.
    • A first come, first served basis if not reserved.
    • Time slots are two hours in length. Extended usage time may be given if room is available. A time limit of three hours per day will be enforced should other users request the use of a room. (Limits are set in order to accommodate fair and equitable access to these spaces.)
    • Reserved rooms will be held for 10 minutes past the reserved time, and then will be made available to the next applicant.
    • Study Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing of the library regardless of when the patron began using the room.
    • Food is prohibited in the study rooms. Covered drinks are allowed.
    • Study Rooms are not sound proof so noise is to be kept to a minimum. Complaints reported by other patrons about excessive noise may result in suspension of further study room privileges.
    • Library materials or personal belongings are not to be left unattended in the study rooms (except for very short trips to the book stacks or restrooms).
    • For more information, see the Terms and Conditions.
    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Study Room 3, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Study Room Max Capacity: 4 people

    Room Set-Up:

    • Round Table
    • Whiteboard in Room

    Study Room Guidelines:

    Study rooms are designed to provide a quiet area of study for individual or small groups. The fundamental purpose of these study rooms is to provide a suitable environment for research, studying or reading.

    • The rooms may be reserved in person or over the phone up to one week in advance.
    • A first come, first served basis if not reserved.
    • Time slots are two hours in length. Extended usage time may be given if room is available. A time limit of three hours per day will be enforced should other users request the use of a room. (Limits are set in order to accommodate fair and equitable access to these spaces.)
    • Reserved rooms will be held for 10 minutes past the reserved time, and then will be made available to the next applicant.
    • Study Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing of the library regardless of when the patron began using the room.
    • Food is prohibited in the study rooms. Covered drinks are allowed.
    • Study Rooms are not sound proof so noise is to be kept to a minimum. Complaints reported by other patrons about excessive noise may result in suspension of further study room privileges.
    • Library materials or personal belongings are not to be left unattended in the study rooms (except for very short trips to the book stacks or restrooms).
    • For more information, see the Study Room Policy
    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    Terms & Conditions of usage.

    Study Room 4, Chatham Area Public Library

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    [Details/Book]

    The Library follows State guidance regarding the use of face masks and capacity limits.

    Study Room Max Capacity: 4 People

    Room Set-Up:

    • Long counter against back wall
    • White Board in Room

    Study Room Guidelines:

    Study rooms are designed to provide a quiet area of study for individual or small groups. The fundamental purpose of these study rooms is to provide a suitable environment for research, studying or reading.

    • The rooms may be reserved in person or over the phone up to one week in advance.
    • A first come, first served basis if not reserved.
    • Time slots are two hours in length. Extended usage time may be given if room is available. A time limit of three hours per day will be enforced should other users request the use of a room. (Limits are set in order to accommodate fair and equitable access to these spaces.)
    • Reserved rooms will be held for 10 minutes past the reserved time, and then will be made available to the next applicant.
    • Study Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing of the library regardless of when the patron began using the room.
    • Food is prohibited in the study rooms. Covered drinks are allowed.
    • Study Rooms are not sound proof so noise is to be kept to a minimum. Complaints reported by other patrons about excessive noise may result in suspension of further study room privileges.
    • Library materials or personal belongings are not to be left unattended in the study rooms (except for very short trips to the book stacks or restrooms).
    • For more information, see the Study Room Policy
    Room Availability for 05/Monday/2022 6:00 pm—6:00 pm

    General Availability:

    Monday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Tuesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am—8:00 pm
    Friday:9:00 am—5:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Official Capacity: 4

    Booking Period: Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

    Terms & Conditions of usage.