Branch Library Meeting Spaces

Meeting Rooms:

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The library has meeting room spaces available at the five branch libraries. The following fees apply during all hours that the libraries are normally open:

FEES PER HOUR*

  • For-Profit Organizations: $20
  • Non-Profit Organizations: No Charge (meetings must be open to the public to be free of charge)

* A maintenance fee of $20 per event is also required if food or beverages are served. This applies to all groups (For-Profit and Non-Profit).

For groups of more than ten: Library Branch Meeting Room Application >

Conference Rooms

Three branch libraries also offer conference rooms: East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, and Franklin Avenue Library. These rooms are available at the following rates when the library is open to the public.

FEES PER HOUR*

  • For-Profit Organizations: $10
  • Non-Profit Organizations: No Charge (meetings must be open to the public to be free of charge)

* A maintenance fee of $20 per event is also required if food or beverages are served. This applies to all groups (For-Profit and Non-Profit).

For groups of ten or less: Library Branch Conference Room Application >

RENTAL GUIDELINES – Branch Facilities

  • Rooms are only available during regular library hours.
  • Rooms are not available for private parties.
  • All events booked as nonprofits are subject to the Iowa Open Meeting Laws or they must pay the for-profit rate for booking the space.
  • Rental fee includes time for set up and take down.
  • Space cannot be booked more than eight weeks in advance to allow for the scheduling of library programming.
  • No library location may be listed as the permanent meeting place for any organization.
  • No fundraising may be done at the library.
  • Users are responsible for returning the room to the basic setup configuration.
  • Podium with microphone and screen are available for use at no charge.
  • Users must supply their own computer, projectors, and computer cords.
  • Library staff is not responsible for troubleshooting AV equipment
  • The library offers free Wi-Fi. This may not support high bandwidth applications.
  • All groups using public meeting space at the libraries must meet fire code occupancy limitations.
  • Free parking is available at all neighborhood branches.
  • Refunds for cancellation will be given if cancelled five or more business days in advance.

Please E-mail librarynews@dmpl.org or Call: 515.283.4152 ext. 4 for more information