Oconee County Library Meeting Rooms Policy

The meeting rooms in the Oconee County Library are designed to advance the ideas expressed in the Library's mission statements, i.e. that they should serve as a community resource by providing access to library and other programs for educational, informational, cultural, and civic function of the communities in our region. These meeting rooms are available on equal terms to all groups in the community regardless of the beliefs and/or affiliations of their members, provided that the meetings are free and open to the public.

Priorities

  1. Educational, informational, cultural, and civic programs sponsored or cosponsored by the Library relating to its collections and services, such as lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, informal seminars, film presentations, etc.
  2. Meetings sponsored by the libraries.
  3. Meetings of the agencies of local government which fund the Library.
  4. Meeting rooms may not be used for private gatherings or commercial gatherings which advertise a product or service.
  5. All other meetings on a first come, first served basis.

Endorsement

Use of the meeting rooms by outside agencies does not constitute the Library's endorsement of the viewpoints expressed by the participants in programs. No advertisement or announcement implying endorsement will be permitted.

Equal Opportunity

All activities taking place in the meeting rooms must not be closed to any person regardless of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, ability, or any other legally protected category.

Reservation and Scheduling

Restrictions

Review Process

Available Technology