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Meeting Room Use Policy

General Meeting Room Use

Reservations

1. Library use will receive priority scheduling at all times. The Director reserves the right to reschedule or cancel non-library reservations due to Library needs.

2. Free use is available only to Federal or State Registered Non-Profit Organization in good standing.

3. All groups affiliated with a commercial entity of any type fall under rental use.

4. Library meeting rooms may not be scheduled by minors.

5. The Meeting Rooms and/or Ballroom may be scheduled up to one year in advance.

6. Meeting Room and/or Ballroom reservation requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be made in person, by phone, mail, FAX or e-mail through the Library Scheduling Office.  Reservation requests will be held for only 24 hours without payment.

7. The Security/Cleaning Deposit must be paid and required forms completed within 24 hours of reservation requests to confirm a reservation time and date.

8. Provo City residents will receive a 15% discount on room rental fees.

9. For repeat meeting room use, reservation and waiver forms must be updated at least annually or as often as the information changes.

10. The Provo City Library Meeting Room and/or Ballroom Use application and waiver must be completed by an officer or authorized representative of the group or organization.

11. The person who signs the Meeting Room and/or Ballroom Use forms shall be held responsible for reasonable care of the room, furnishings and library equipment.

14. The Library will refund 100% of the Security/Cleaning Deposit with 90 calendar days or more advanced written cancellation notice. No refund of the Security/Cleaning Deposit will be given for cancellations made with 89 calendar days or less of written notice.

No written notification

Received before 90 calendar days

Received after 90 calendar days

Deposit

Rental

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Deposit

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0%

0%

100%

100%

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100%


15. Failure to give notice of cancellation may result in revocation of future meeting room scheduling privileges. 

16. All, partial, or no refund of the Security/Cleaning Deposit may be made after a Meeting Room and/or Ballroom use at the Library Scheduler’s discretion, contingent upon the cleanliness of the room and condition of the room furnishings and library equipment. 

17. At the Library scheduling staff’s discretion, additional liability insurance may be required.  Additional costs for the liability insurance are the sole responsibility of the meeting room user and must be paid at least 30 days in advance. 

18. Reservation requests for Library equipment should be made at the time of meeting room reservation.  Equipment reservations are available upon a first come, first serve basis.  All associated deposits must be paid and forms completed prior to use. 

19. Requests for kitchen use should be made at the time of reservation. Reservation of the kitchen is exclusive to ballroom rental. All associated fees must be paid and forms signed to confirm the kitchen reservation. 

20. Any user defaulting on a Library account, such as charges for bad checks, meeting room damage or equipment damage will be turned over to a collection agency.  The Library will not accept new bookings and will cancel existing room bookings for individuals or groups that have invoices outstanding of 45 days or more.

21. The Library Director reserves the right to revoke facility use privileges of any individual and/or group that does not comply with the policy and guidelines as stated herein or violates the terms and conditions of the meeting room use agreement. 

22. Activities shall not disrupt, nor impede public access to library services or materials. 

23. Music and sound volumes for all events and meetings must be limited to a reasonable level that does not disrupt any other event or library service. An appropriate volume level will be determined by the Library Events staff.

24. Use may not be limited on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, or legally protected status. 

25. Free Use and/or Rental Agreement and any other required forms must be completed and deposit and rental fees paid in full prior to any use. 

26. Designated room capacity and other matters of safety shall be observed in all meetings.

27. The name, Provo City Library at Academy Square, in any form, must not be used in any way other than to specify the location of the activity.  It is understood that the ideas and opinions either expressed or presented by groups or individuals using the Library facilities may or may not be those of the Provo City Library. 

28. Nothing may be fastened or affixed to the walls, Library building or Library property except to surfaces designated for temporary display.  Decorations, if any, must be pre-approved by the Library Event Coordinator. All items must be contained within rented space, no items or decoration maybe stored or displayed in hallway space. 

29. Distribution of any material must adhere to the Library’s Posting and Distribution of Free Non-Library Material Policies. 

30. The Library shall not provide storage for property of groups and organizations meeting in the Library. 

31. Food may be served in the meeting rooms with the Library Scheduler’s pre-approval.  Food and drink shall not be taken from the meeting rooms where they are served. 

32. Alcohol is prohibited on all Library premises. In accordance with the Utah Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in all Library buildings. 

33. Ballroom events must conclude leaving sufficient time to clean up and vacate no later than 11 p.m. unless approved in advance in writing by the Director. All events extending past 11 p.m. may be subject to an additional late-night fee. 

34. Any application for room use that causes concern for the health, safety and well-being of the Provo City Library staff, patrons, buildings, or premises in any way may be denied by the Director.  Illegal activities are prohibited on Library premises.

35.  Library Grounds (i.e. the lawns and parking areas) are not available for use by any group (i.e. non-profit, commercial, and private) with the exception of the Library.

Questions which are not covered in this policy should be addressed 
to the Library Scheduling Coordinator at 801-852-7691.

Free Meeting Room Use

Category 1

Free use is limited to these groups:

•          Federal or State Registered Non-Profit Organizations and their certified charters

•          Open governmental meetings

•          Community special interest groups (registered as nonprofit)

•          Candidates campaigning for an office representing Provo and its citizens.

 

Free Use Meeting Guidelines

1.  Free Use Scheduling is available only to Federal or State registered Non Profit Organizations in good standing.  Free Use Scheduling is not available for the Ballroom.

2. Meetings and activities must be free and open to the public with no commercial or business intent.  All groups affiliated with a commercial entity of any type fall under rental use.

3. Groups engaging in any type of monetary transaction while on library premises including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds for membership, fees, charity, raffles, auctions, admission, sales or accepting donations of any kind fall under the rental categories.

4. Groups qualifying for Free Use may reserve up to two free Library meeting room time blocks.  Neither the Ballroom nor after hours time blocks are available for Free Use.

5. The Library limits the free use reservations to 80 free use time blocks per month, with up to 40 of those in the Prime Time blocks.

6. The Security/Cleaning Deposit must be paid within 24 hours of a reservation request to confirm reservation times and dates.

7. The Provo City Library Free Use and/or Rental Waiver and any other required forms must be signed and the Security/Cleaning Deposit paid prior to any use.

8. Any group arriving 15 minutes or more before, or leaving 15 minutes or more after scheduled times may forfeit the Security/Cleaning Deposit and incur a pro-rated charge according to the Category 2 fee schedule. Chronic offences of this type may result in revocation of future meeting room scheduling privileges.

9. The Library will refund 100% of the Security/Cleaning Deposit with 90 calendar days or more advanced written cancellation notice. No refund of the Security/Cleaning Deposit will be given for cancellations made with 89 calendar days or less of written notice.

10. Failure to give notice of cancellation may result in revocation of future meeting room scheduling privileges.

REFUND SCHEDULE

No written notification

Received before 90 calendar days

Received after 90 calendar days

Deposit

Rental

Deposit

Rental

Deposit

Rental

0%

0%

100%

100%

0%

100%

 

Meeting Room and Ballroom Rental

CATEGORIES 2, 3

Rental use is available to:

Category 2

•          Category 1 groups that have used their free use allotment

•          Ballroom use by Category 1 groups

•          Non-profit organizations and their certified charters engaging in any type of monetary transactions.

•          Community special-interest groups engaging in any type of monetary transactions.

•          Closed governmental meetings.

•          Candidates campaigning for an office not representing Provo or its citizens.

 

Category 3

•          Private non-commercial use

•          Commercial use.

•          Commercial use that is free and open to the public

 

Rental Guidelines

1.  All groups affiliated with a commercial entity of any type fall under rental use.

2.  All required Meeting Room fees and the Security/Cleaning Deposit must be paid within 24 hours of a reservation request to confirm a reservation time and date.

3.  The Rental Agreement and any other required forms must be completed and the Security/Cleaning Deposit and rental fees paid in full prior to any use.

4.  Provo City residents will receive a 15% discount on room rental fees.

REFUND SCHEDULE

No written notification

Received before 90 calendar days

Received after 90 calendar days

Deposit

Rental

Deposit

Rental

Deposit

Rental

0%

0%

100%

100%

0%

100%

 

5. The Library will refund 100% of the Security/Cleaning Deposit with 90 calendar days or more advanced written cancellation notice. No refund of the Security/Cleaning Deposit will be given for cancellations made with 89 calendar days or less of written notice.

6. Failure to give notice of cancellation may result in revocation of future meeting room scheduling privileges.

7. Any group arriving 15 minutes or more before, or leaving 15 minutes or more after scheduled times may incur a pro-rated addition to their charges according to the rental fee schedule. Chronic offences of this type may result in revocation of future meeting room scheduling privileges 

Board of Trustees
Provo City Library
Approved Nov. 12, 2014