Meeting Room Information
The library's limited meeting room space is available whenever possible for the use of non-profit organizations and individuals for educational, cultural, and informational community meetings and programs. Library-sponsored programs receive first priority. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the public library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group's policies or beliefs. The Library Board of Trustees is the final authority in granting or refusing permission for the use of the room.
- Reservations may be made for the current month plus the next two consecutive months.
- The maximum number of reservations per person is one in seven days. The frequency of reservations may be further limited during peak demand hours and may vary by library.
- Meeting room requests are reviewed by library staff to ensure they adhere to library meeting room rules. Requests submitted online will be processed within 48 hours during normal library hours.
- If you need a meeting room less than 48 hours before your meeting, please contact your library branch.
- Meeting rooms are held for a maximum of 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the meeting and then are released.
- Assistive listening devices for the deaf or hard of hearing are available at some branches, and may also be borrowed from the library's Access Services branch; call 703-324-8380 or TTY 703-324-8365 to make arrangements. If special accommodations are needed, please call the branch.
- Cancelling a room reservation may be done either online or by contacting the branch.
- The Fire Marshal has posted the legal audience capacity for all meeting rooms.
- The library does not provide media equipment or computers for use in the meeting rooms.
- Wireless Internet access is available at all library branches during these hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- At branches that offer meeting rooms for extended hours, wireless service hours are extended to match.
- Meeting rooms are not available on county holidays.
- If a library or meeting room is closed due to an emergency, library staff will make every attempt to reach the customer, but groups should also check the library homepage.
- These guidelines supplement, but do not supersede, the Meeting Room Policy established by the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees and revised in June 2007.
- The Fairfax County Public Library Code of Conduct applies to all persons using the meeting rooms.