Community Room

Maquoketa Public Library                                                   Community Room Holds 80 People

Community Room Policy

Adopted March, 1998

Reviewed September, 2004 and March, 2007


Statement of Intent

Maquoketa Public Library’s Community Room is used for library sponsored or co-sponsored programs which meet the Library’s civic, informational, cultural, or recreational goals.  When not in use for library activities, the room is available at no cost to community organizations and for a fee to business entities under the following guidelines approved by the Library Board of Trustees.


Who May Use the Community Room
Community & Non-profit groups
The Community Room may be used with no fee by voluntary, community-based groups of an educational, civic, cultural or social nature.
Use of the Library’s space for meetings in no way implies Library endorsement of ideas expressed in the meetings or of the aims and goals of the organizations using the room.
Business and For-profit groups
Businesses, colleges and other individuals or groups which are not eligible for free use of the Library’s Community Room may pay a fee of $25 for up to 4 hours’ use of the room, or $50 for 5-8 hours use. However, reservations may be confirmed not more than 30 days out from the event.

How to Reserve the Community Room
Application forms may be obtained at the Children’s circulation desk or download the application  it here:  APPLICATION

Ordinarily, meetings are scheduled during Library hours only. Special exceptions may be made by the Library Director.
Room users are responsible for their own set-up and cleanup. Failure to return the room to its original condition will result in charges of not less than $25 to cover costs. Groups should check in at the Children’s Room circulation desk before setting up and notify the desk staff when leaving.

Food and Beverages
Light refreshments may be served. Food and beverages may not be carried to other parts of the Library. No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on Library premises.


Arrangements for use of projection, video or audio equipment must be made at the time the room is reserved.

No organization may use the Library address as its official address or use the Maquoketa Public Library logo or name in a way that implies Library endorsement of any kind.
The Library reserves the right to refuse reservations.
The Library is not responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to the private property of individuals or organizations. Neither the Library Board, Library staff nor the City of Maquoketa will be responsible for the property of individuals or organizations meeting in the Library.
Individuals or organizations meeting in the Library must agree to indemnify and hold the Library and the City harmless from any and all liability, claims, actions, causes of action, and/or damages, which may arise, or allegedly arise during use of the Library facilities. This shall include obligation to defend the Library and the City of Maquoketa and to be responsible for any legal fees incurred and pay any judgments entered.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.