General Booking Guidelines

  • To check availability for booking public meeting spaces at the library, please call: Business Office: 283-4152, ext. 4 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  
  • Meeting room applications, room specifications, and designated room configurations are available online at www.dmpl.org/meeting-rooms. 
  • All meeting spaces must be booked more than five business days prior to the event
  • Payment of rental fees is due no later than five business days prior to the event.
  • Refunds for cancellation will be given if cancelled five or more business days prior to event.
  • All events booked as non-profits are subject to the Iowa Open Meeting Laws or they must pay the for-profit rate for booking the space.
  • All organizations who use library facilities for fundraising activities must pay at the for-profit rate.
  • All groups using public meeting space at the libraries must meet fire code occupancy limitations.
  • The library offers free WiFi. Users wishing to Skype or use other high bandwidth applications will want to test the services in advance of their event/meeting.
  • Underground parking at the Central Library is limited to two hours and designated for library patrons only.  For further parking options at Central Library, visit the website or call 283-4152, extension 4.   
  • Free parking is available at all neighborhood branches.