Policy Regarding Use Of Special Library Facilities

Meeting Room Policy

The Library's limited meeting and conference room space shall be available whenever possible for the use of non-profit organizations and individuals for educational, cultural, and informational community meetings and programs. Library-sponsored programs will receive first priority for reserving the space, after which other booking requests will be considered. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group's policies or beliefs.

All meetings shall be open to the public. No admission may be charged. No programs involving sales may be conducted unless sponsored by the Library Board, the Fairfax Library Foundation, Fairfax County Public Library Employees Association, or a Friends of the Library organization.

Meeting rooms are available during regular branch business hours and many meeting rooms can accommodate meetings that occur before or after normal open hours.

Requests for use of a library meeting room may be submitted using the online room reservation service or by calling a library.

An individual may use a meeting or conference room during open hours when the room is not reserved for group use. An individual will arrange with staff to use the available space on a "drop-in" basis; an individual may not reserve meeting space for personal use.

When a question is raised about the objectives and activities of any organization, group, or individual requesting the use of the meeting room, the Library Board shall be the final authority in granting or refusing permission for the use of the room.


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