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Meeting Room Use
The meeting rooms of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library are available for use by non-profit, educational, cultural and civic groups within Lake County when the rooms are not being used for library activities.
Meeting Room Policy
Meetings and programs must be open to the public and free of charge. The meeting rooms at our Willoughby Hills location do not belong to the library and must be scheduled through the City of Willoughby Hills. Contact your local library for more information.
The meeting rooms of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library are available for use by non-profit,
educational, cultural and civic groups within Lake County when the room is not being used for
library activities. Meetings and programs must be free of charge. Events that are open to the
public are given priority for meeting room space. Meeting space is available at the Willowick
Library for social events and personal gatherings, such as birthday parties or baby showers.
The Library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of any group or individual. Meeting use
shall not be publicized in such a way as to imply Library sponsorship.
Meeting rooms are available only when the library is open. Meeting room use, including clean-
up, must end 15 minutes before the library’s closing time. A group using a meeting room may
rearrange furniture but must return the room to its original condition. Light refreshments may be
served. All supplies are furnished by the group. The Library does not supply storage space for
supplies. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, gambling and games of chance are prohibited. The
Library reserves the right to charge a fee for damage to or loss of library property, contents, or
grounds. Capacity is regulated by fire code.
Groups may request use of the meeting room on a regular basis for a period of four months at
which time an application for renewal of meeting room space must be made. Renewal of meeting
room use is contingent on the meeting room space needs for library activities and other
community groups. Onetime programs will be scheduled up to one year in advance. The Library
Board of Trustees reserves the right to limit the frequency of use of its meeting rooms; to cancel
reservations and to review any or all applications before granting approval.
Meeting room programs must not interfere with library operations. The Library is not liable for
injuries to people, damage to property, individuals or organizations using the meeting rooms.
Meeting rooms are not available for for-profit programs or organizations, except for the
following: at the Library Manager’s discretion, a for-profit organization offering a free service
may be permitted to use meeting room space if the event is open to the public, and not for direct
financial gain. Business name affiliation may be given, but advertisements may not be made or
A parent or guardian must be present at all meetings of groups representing minor children.
Children are not to be left unattended outside the meeting room. Messages from the circulation
desk are conveyed only in an emergency.
Organizations presenting programs or conducting business meetings may wish to limit public
comments during all or part of their meeting or programs. Any such limitations should be
announced at the beginning of the meeting and should in no way interfere with the public’s
ability to attend, observe or listen to the program.
Education courses conducted by non-profit agencies may charge fees for learning materials or
course credits, but the program must be open for observation to members of the public who do
not pay fees.
Use of Willowick Meeting Room for Social Events and Personal Gatherings
Depending on availability, all or one half of the dividable meeting rooms at the Willowick
Library may be reserved for social events and personal gatherings.
The Library gives priority first to library use, second to use by educational/cultural/civic groups
at no cost, and third to social events and personal gatherings.
The full meeting room may be reserved for a two-hour minimum for $40. Additional hours are
$20 per hour ($15 for the last forty-five minutes before the library’s closing time).
The initial two-hour rate for one half of the room is $20. Additional hours are $10 per hour
($7.50 for the last forty-five minutes before the library’s closing time).
A full refund will be given if cancellation is received no later than 48 hours before the room
reservation date. If the reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of that date, no refund will be