The library welcomes the use of its meeting rooms for activities of civic, cultural, intellectual, charitable, or educational nature by groups who agree to observe the Library rules. The public is welcome to attend all meetings, except those for which a fee is paid to the library. Business use includes meetings, training, informational sessions, and client meetings. Businesses may not charge people to attend. Retail activities are not allowed. The rooms may not be used for purely social purposes which include but are not limited to private birthday parties, baby showers or entertainment. As a public institution, the Library respects the First Amendment of the US Constitution as interpreted by the applicable courts and expects the same of its customers.
The Calvert Library, its Board of Trustees and employees assume no responsibility for the actions, opinions, or expressed points of view of the organizations or groups that sponsor or host meetings or the individuals who attend meetings and events on library premises.
Applications for the use of the meeting rooms may be made up to six months in advance. Library programs have first priority for use of the meeting rooms. Groups may be asked to reschedule when a library program is planned. Reservations may be made online or in person. The schedule is posted online and may be viewed from the library home page, calvertlibrary.info.
Any organization using a meeting room will be financially responsible for any damage that may occur during the organization’s use of the room or for any custodial care required after the meeting.
Approved, Board of Library Trustees, November 21, 1995
Revised, June 19, 2001
Revised, April 15, 2003
Revised September 19, 2006, to be effective November 1, 2006
Revised, December 18, 2012
Revised, September 17, 2013
Revised, February 18, 2020