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 Meeting Room Reservations

 


Chanhassen Library Meeting Rooms are available:Fotolia_9599781_XS.jpg

Monday - Thursday ​10AM-8PM
​Friday - Saturday ​10AM-5PM
​Sunday ​1PM-5PM
 
Please Note: The library closes promptly at 8 PM Monday-Thursday and 5 PM Friday-Sunday.
 
Click here for the Chanhassen Library location and hours.
Click here for a list of days the library is closed.
Click here for our meeting room policies and procedures.
Click here for a printable copy of the application that you can bring to the library.

You can request a meeting room reservation for one-time use or recurring use. Recurring meeting room reservation request, please contact:
Mary Wilson
Ph: 952-227-1505
Email: mlwilson@co.carver.mn.us
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email confirmation when the room is reserved.

One-time meeting room request - please provide the following information:
Date Needed: *
M:
D:
Y:
 
Meeting Start Time: *
Meeting End Time: *
Reoccurring Meeting:
Is this a reoccurring meeting?
Recurrence Details:
If applicable, please enter the date and time details of the reoccurance.
Group Size: *
Rooms: *
Other Services Available: *
None
Non-Profit Organization: *
Please indicate if you are a Non-Profit Organization
Name - Organization Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State: *
Zip Code: *
Contact Name: *
Please enter your full name
Contact E-Mail: *
Contact Phone Number:
Purpose Of Meeting: *
I Agree...: *
I have read and agree to the meeting room policies and procedures listed below.

 

LIBRARY MEETING ROOM POLICIES & FEE STRUCTURE

 

Who may use Chanhassen Meeting Rooms

  • Library meeting rooms are available to any organization. The Carver County Library System does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of meetings or meeting room users.
  • Non-profit groups may use meeting rooms without payment of fees during library hours. They must allow the general public access to their meetings, and may not charge admission fees.
  • Governmental agencies or officials may close the meeting rooms to the public as the law may permit.
  • For-profit groups or enterprises may use the meeting rooms with payment of fees, but may not sell or dispense a product/service or distribute advertising other than in the meeting room.
  • They may exclude the public from the meeting rooms.

Scheduling Meetings: Meeting Rooms and Equipment

  • Meetings may be scheduled up to six months in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. No group has an automatic right to a certain date on a regular basis.
  • Governmental agencies or the Library however, may schedule meetings on a permanent basis and as far in advance as is necessary.
  • The Library reserves the right to ask any group to change the time or date of its meeting if the meeting room is needed for Library purposes.
  • An application must be submitted for each request.
  • Applications must be received at least 7 days prior to the request date.
  • Meeting rooms are available 10 am to 8 pm , Monday through Thursday; 10 am through 5 pm Friday and Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
  • One half hour will be scheduled between any two meetings in the same room.
  • Reservations for the meeting rooms will be made according to the size and needs of the group making the reservation. Room occupancy is as follows:
Room Name Occupancy Rate Rental Fees  
    Commercial* Non-Profit**
Thornton Wilder Meeting Room up to 100, Kitchen $25.00 per hour $0 per hour
Sinclair Lewis Meeting Room table & 8 chairs $15.00 per hour $0 per hour
Longfellow Board Room table & 18 chairs $15.00 per hour $0 per hour
Maud Hart Lovelace Room or other small rooms up to 6 $10 per hour $0 per hour
*Commercial/Business Groups that are current sponsors of the Friends of the Chanhassen Library (Bifocal program) will receive a 20% discount on the meeting fees.
**Non-profit groups as defined by the IRS.


Use of the Meeting Rooms

  • No elaborate cooking allowed. Coffee or other non-alcoholic beverages and simple bars, cookies, or other foods may be served. No red dye based beverage or food allowed; for example, Kool-aid or jello. Exceptions will be addressed on a case by case basis.
  • All activities must be supervised on premises by at least one adult. The person completing the meeting room application is ultimately responsible.
  • Meeting room users are responsible to set up the room before use and return the room to the seating plan posted in each room. All meeting rooms must be left in a clean condition. If the condition is unacceptable to Library Staff, the group will be billed for cleaning and damages and/or may lose future usage of the rooms.
  • The Library and its staff and representatives are not responsible for any loss or damage suffered by meeting room users or their guests.
  • The Library's “Conduct in the Library” policy applies to the use of the meeting rooms. Noise and conduct are expected to be maintained at a level that does not disrupt meeting room use or other people in the library.
  • Individuals attending meetings with children are responsible for the supervision of those children.
  • The Library shall not be identified as the meeting room user's address or office. The Library will not receive mail on behalf of the user or keep any materials, equipment, or personal property of the user.

Policy for Study Rooms

  • Individual study rooms can accommodate 2-3 people.
  • These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit usage that violates the purposes of the Library's policies. (NOTE: Study Rooms are available in Chaska, Chanhassen and Waconia.)

Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Groups using the Library's meeting rooms are required to provide accommodations for persons with disabilities. Any additional cost for this accommodation will be the responsibility of the group. Public notices of the group's meetings should include this statement: “Persons who need special accommodations please notify the Chanhassen Circulation Supervisor at 952-227-1505 to arrange for special accommodations.” If groups rearrange furniture in the meeting rooms, ADA requires a 36” walkway to be maintained.
  • Hearing-assisted devices are provided by the library for use in the Thornton Wilder Meeting room at no additional cost to organizations.

Cancellations

  • Cancellation of events must be made at least 48 hours in advance. In this way, others may be able to use the space and assigned staff can plan other activities.

In Case of Fire

  • Lighted Fire Exit signs are at each emergency exit.

 

Approved by Carver County Library Board of Trustees, August 18, 2003