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Room rentals - step 1

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, room rentals are currently suspended. Thank you for your patience.

If you have booked a room with us, we will be contacting you soon. For any other questions about booking spaces in the library, please email Thank you!

Room Rentals, Step One

Welcome to our room rentals page. Step one requires that prior to booking, you review the following information pertaining to policies, fees, and damage liability, and if in agreement, click the 'I AGREE, PROCEED' button at the bottom of the page:




  • A valid City Library card is required for all room bookings, and a City Library cardholder must be present for the duration of the booking.
  • Acceptance of the booking will be at the sole discretion of the chief librarian. The Library reserves the right to refuse and cancel bookings.
  • All room rental times must take place within normal library hours. Bookings must terminate 15 minutes before library closing.
  • All persons using meeting rooms must comply with the general rules and regulations of the Library. Smoking is not permitted on library property.
  • Rooms must be left in the condition in which they were found.
  • All catering equipment and personal items must be removed.
  • Meeting room doors must be kept closed to minimize noise.
  • No special privileges are extended to City Library staff, or organizations to which they belong.
  • Matters concerning room rental policies and rates will be revisited and reconsidered at the discretion of the library board.
  • Room capacities are under review and may be altered without notice.
  • The library is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented body products while in the library.


  • Publicity for the event is the responsibility of the renter. Library signage will be limited to directional information.
  • No advertising, announcements or other communications implying endorsement of the event by City Library will be permitted. The City Library logo will in no case be permitted to promote any non-City Library event.
  • Promotional and other literature may only be distributed within the meeting rooms.


  • City Library will provide tables and chairs. All other supplies, such as flip-charts, pens, markers, paper and other items are the responsibility of the renter.
  • If A/V equipment is required, prior notice must be given and a charge of $25 will be applied in all rooms excepting the 2nd floor Board Room.
  • Users are responsible for making sure that their devices can connect to the library's VGA or HDMI video/audio cable (see the tech setup Instructions for each room on following page).
  • Wired internet access is not available; bookings that require internet access must use the library’s Wi-Fi system or provide their own mobile network.

Food and drink:

  • Equipment and supplies for food and drink service are not provided by City ibrary.
  • Alcohol may be served provided prior approval of the chief librarian is obtained; proof of appropriate licensing is also required.
  • Food and drink may not be taken from meeting rooms to other areas of the library.


  • Rates are per hour, with a three-hour minimum in the third floor program room.
  • Once a booking is confirmed, the party making the booking will be responsible for payment in full, 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. If payment is not received per the above, and/or the party responsible for the request does not show up for the event, this does not constitute a cancellation. The party who requested the space is still responsible for full payment of the space that was reserved for them.
  • Fees are only refundable if cancellation is made within 24 hours of the booking. In the case of a repeat booking (say, every Thursday) cancellation is only permitted prior to the first event.
  • All instances of repeat bookings must be paid in full, 48 hours prior to the first meeting.
  • The person submitting the reservation form will be held responsible for all fees, deposits and damages.

Damages and liabilities

  • City Library at its discretion reserves the right to request evidence of liability insurance coverage from the user if deemed appropriate for the use of the facility.
  • City Library is not responsible for the loss of, or damage to, any equipment or materials owned or rented by an individual, group or organization using its meeting rooms. Any individual, group or organization using the meeting rooms shall be held responsible for any loss or willful or accidental damage to the library building, grounds, collections, or equipment caused by the group or organization, its members or those attending the program.

If you agree with the above, click the button below and proceed to STEP 2 :

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