How can I find out if the meeting room is available?

To check the meeting room’s availability, go to the Library’s Web site > Visit Us > Events Calendar. From here you will be able to see scheduled events for the main library and for the Younkin Branch (usually held in the meeting room). You can also check a specific date at If the date you are interested in is available, you may create an account and book it online. If you need assistance, call the main library at 740-477-1644, ext. 229; or the Younkin Branch at 740-983-8856, ext. 23. You may be asked to submit an application.

How many people can the meeting room hold?

The library has several meeting rooms that can hold 10 to 120 people, depending on the room and how it is arranged.

The Main Library has the Koch Room which is typically set in a block O with 20 chairs around 10 tables plus two extra tables. The Koch Room can seat approximately 40 people banquet style and 70 theater style.

The Main Library’s Crites-Hannan Room can be divided and it is typically set for 10 in Room A and 12 in Room B.

The meeting room at the Younkin Branch Library in Ashville has approximately 35 chairs and 6 tables available. The room can seat 35 theater-style or 12 classroom style.

Check for date availability here.

Podiums, screens, LCD projectors, refrigerators and kitchenettes are available in most meeting rooms. For additional information or to arrange a visit, call the main library at 740-477-1644, ext. 229; or the Younkin Branch at 740-983-8856, ext. 23.

Can I use the library's meeting room to promote my business?

No, the library’s meeting room is for educational, cultural, civic and governmental groups serving Pickaway County to conduct non-profit meetings. The library’s meeting room policy states, “The use of Library premises for profit-making enterprises is not permitted. No selling, marketing or recruiting of clients is permitted on Library premises, except by Library-related groups.” For the complete policy, go to General Information > Policies > Meeting Room Policy.

Do your meeting rooms have wireless Internet access?

Yes, all the meeting rooms at the main library and the Younkin Branch have wireless Internet service. This service is free to anyone with a laptop computer with a wireless card. Most laptops will connect automatically from within the library, while others may ask if the user wants to connect to the library’s wireless network. Power sources in the library are limited, so patrons are encouraged to charge their laptops’ batteries before visiting the library. Patrons are also responsible for their own computer security measures, such as firewall protection, anti-spyware and anti-virus software.