Meeting Room Policy & Guidelines

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MEETING ROOM POLICY & GUIDELINES

 

Millinocket Memorial Library offers meeting space for use by the public as part of its core library services.

Use of the Library’s meeting rooms does not constitute the Millinocket Memorial Library’s endorsement of viewpoints expressed by the applicant or program participants. Advertisements or announcements implying such endorsement are not permitted.

All applicants should be aware that the Millinocket Memorial Library does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, military discharge status and source of income.

Failure to comply with library policies or meeting room use guidelines may result in the denial of subsequent requests for meeting room use.

Priority of Use

Library- and town-sponsored activities and programs are given priority in the scheduling of meeting rooms, and the Library reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any scheduled meeting arrangements with reasonable notice to the applicant.

To promote the accessibility of the meeting rooms to a wide variety of groups, or due to staffing responsibilities, the Library may limit the number or length of meetings during any time period for any applicant. The Library also reserves the right to place additional limitations on the use of meeting rooms due to varying demands.

Insurance and Liability Considerations

Programs involving animals, food preparation and distribution, health fairs with medical screenings, and physical activity may require additional insurance or waivers on the part of the applicant. Applicants should discuss such events with a library representative prior to applying for a room reservation.

Applicants may not store items to be used for events or meetings at the Library without prior permission from a library representative.

Room Reservation

Applicants may reserve meeting rooms up to three months in advance. Applications for meeting room use are not confirmed until approved by a library representative. Applicants will be notified of approval for use within three days of request.

Guidelines for Use

  1. Meeting rooms may be reserved by a not-for-profit, non-commercial group engaged in an educational, cultural, intellectual, or civic activity.
  2. Meeting rooms shall not be used in any way that interferes with regular library services and operations, or which causes a threat to the safety of Library employees, patrons or property.
  3. Meeting rooms are available for use only during regular service hours on days the Library is open.
  4. All persons attending events in meeting rooms must comply with MML’s policies and rules.
  5. No entrance fee may be charged, no collection may be taken and no purchase may be required of those attending events in meeting rooms without prior written permission from the Library Director.
  6. Applicant is responsible for supervision of all children.
  7. Applicant may not use the MML logo in promoting or advertising their meeting without prior permission from the Library.
  8. Applicant is responsible for set up of the room and shall leave the room in good order.
  9. Applicant and the organization he/she represents agree to pay for any special maintenance, as determined by the Library.
  10. Applicant and his/her organization agree to pay for damages to the meeting room or to Library property resulting from meeting room use.
  11. The number attending a meeting may not exceed the established capacity of the room.
  12. All organizations or groups shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Millinocket Memorial Library and Town of Millinocket, its officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, actions of any kind, arising and resulting and accruing from any negligent act, omission or error of the organization or group resulting in or relating to personal injuries or property damage arising from the organization/group’s use of the Library meeting room.