Meeting Room

Owen County Public Library

As part of its service to the community, Owen County Public Library provides a meeting room for community groups, agencies and organizations subject to the policies below.
Permission to use the library’s facilities does not constitute an endorsement by the Library of the group or the group’s beliefs.

Meeting room is made available to the public on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting its use.

Programs, classes, or other activities presented by the Library or sponsored by the Library take precedence over non-library use of the meeting room.

Meeting room is booked on a first come, first served basis. Reservations should be made at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Meeting room is available during library hours and until 10 p.m.

Individuals booking the meeting room must be at least 21 years of age. Teenage and children’s groups must have an adult sponsor, at least 21 years of age, present during the entire meeting.

The group sponsoring the meeting shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the group and for any damage to Library property. The individual who signs the application will be considered the official representative of the group and assumes responsibility for communicating Library policy to the group.

The Library reserves the right to change or cancel any meeting if circumstances at the Library so demand. The Library reserves the right to reject any application if it is determined that the group has abused its past meeting room privileges.

Groups using the meeting room shall be required to indemnify and hold harmless the Library from any and all claims or actions attributable to the use of the Library facilities.

Groups may be required to provide a certificate of insurance to the Library insuring it from liability and claims resulting from the group’s use of the Library facilities.
The following uses of the library meeting room are not permitted:

• Non-library groups soliciting business or actively selling items or services.