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.

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 > Programs & Events > 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). If the date you are interested in is available, call the main library at 740-477-1644, ext. 226; or the Younkin Branch at 740-983-8856, ext. 23. If your group qualifies, we will put a hold on the room and ask you to submit an application. Once we receive your application, we will confirm your meeting date.

How many people can the meeting room hold?

Well, that depends on how you arrange for seating.

At the main library, there are appoximately 70 chairs and 10 tables available. The room can seat 70 theater-style. The tables can be arranged in a block O of 8 tables to seat 16. If classroom-style, you can seat 18. With a modified classroom arrangement, you can seat approximately 40 at the tables.

At the Younkin Branch, there are approximately 35 chairs and 6 tables available. The room can seat 35 theater-style or 12 classroom style.

Podiums, screens, refrigerators and kitchenettes are available at both locations. Check for availability of additional AV equipment.

For additional information or to arrange a visit, call the main library at 740-477-1644, ext. 226; or the Younkin Branch at 740-983-8856, ext. 23.

Do your meeting rooms have wireless Internet access?

Yes, both 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.