Public Meeting Rooms - Regional Policy

The meeting rooms in all the libraries of the Athens Regional Library System are designed to advance the ideas expressed in their 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 functions of the communities in our region. These meeting rooms are available on equal terms to all groups in the community regardless of the beliefs, 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 libraries.
  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.

The library reserves the right to revise any schedule of meetings if necessary and to preempt established reservations upon reasonable notification of the group(s) involved.

Endorsement

Use of the meeting rooms by outside agencies does not constitute libraries' 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, disabling condition or any other legally protected category.

Reservations and Scheduling

Restrictions

Review Process

Study Rooms