Room Policy & Guidelines

RESERVABLE SPACES POLICY:

As a public institution, the Arapahoe Library District provides open access to all forms of educational, cultural and recreational information including ideas and the free expression of all points of view.  In keeping with these principles, the Arapahoe Library District provides reservable spaces for members of the local community to meet in to present and exchange points of view on subjects of all kinds.

Reservable spaces are available at no charge to all nonprofit, community and for-profit/business groups, regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. Patrons are not allowed to bring alcohol into the library or use electronic smoking devices, tobacco products or marijuana anywhere in the library. Only service animals, emotional support animals and animals that are a part of a library sponsored program are allowed in our reservable spaces.

Library-sponsored programs take priority over nonprofit, community and for-profit/business groups. 

Granting of permission to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Arapahoe Library District Staff or Board of Trustees. Any advertisement or announcements regarding reservable spaces needs to contain our disclaimer: "Granting of permission by the Arapahoe Library District to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Library District staff or Board of Trustees." The Library District, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to revoke reservable space privileges at any time.

Facilities must be left in a clean and orderly condition. Users must pay costs for repair of any damage incurred. The Arapahoe Library District is not responsible for materials or equipment left in library facilities by users.

Use of our reservable spaces is governed by the same library policies and guidelines as all our facilities, spaces, and services.

ADOPTED 10/2003
REVISED 1/2012
REVISED 2/2015
REVISED 4/2016
REVISED 3/2018

ROOM GUIDELINES:

Applications

Permission to use facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Arapahoe Library District staff or Board of Trustees. No advertisement or announcement implying such endorsement will be permitted. The Library District, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to revoke meeting and study room privileges at any time.

Any advertisement or announcements regarding your meeting needs to contain our disclaimer: "Granting of permission by the Arapahoe Library District to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Library District staff or Board of Trustees."

Only signs that are 8 ½ x 11 are allowed to be posted & only by the meeting room(s).

All groups are responsible for setup & cleanup. Alcohol or tobacco is not allowed anywhere in the library.

Fees

Meeting and study rooms are free for non-profit, community and for-profit/business groups regardless of their beliefs or affiliations.

Meeting Room Displacement

Because meeting rooms are used for library programs as well; occasionally, groups may be asked to change the time or the place of their meetings to accommodate library programs. Groups are given as much notice as possible.

Groups should notify the facility 24 hours in advance if they cancel. If a group has not arrived or called the Library District to report a delay within 15 minutes after the scheduled time, staff may allow others to use the room.

Some libraries are designated polling places. Meeting rooms may be rescheduled if a conflict with polling requirements occurs.

For more information about Arapahoe Library District meeting and study rooms, cancellations, or to report delays, please call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).

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