Meeting Rooms

(If you need information about a scheduled meeting, go to Calendar)

FDLPL has three public meeting rooms available for reservation - Eugene G. McLane Meeting Room, Mid-States Aluminum Training Room and the Study Room.

McLane Meeting Room

  • Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to 90 days in advance
  • Seats up to 94 (depending on room layout)
  • Charge: For nonprofit groups, $5/hour (or any part of an hour; $10, 2-hour minimum); for private parties or businesses, $25/hour (or any part of an hour; $50, 2-hour minimum)
  • Kitchenette attached
  • Hours available: Regular operating hours of the library. Exceptions permitted on a case-by-case basis; call (920) 322-3923.
  • Four layouts available & capacities:
  1. Theater style (rows of chairs & no tables): 94 max
  2. Banquet style: 50 max
  3. Classroom style (rows of chairs and tables, podium at front): 45 max
  4. Conference style (tables and chairs in rectangle): 24 max

Mid-States Room

  • Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to 90 days in advance
  • Seats up to 20. Layout only available in Conference style (see above)
  • Room available to any group at no charge
  • Hours available: Regular operating hours of the library.
     

Study Room

  • Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to 90 days in advance
  • Seats up to 8. Layout only available in Conference style (see above).
  • Room available to any group at no charge
  • Hours available: Regular operating hours of the library. 

FDLPL meeting rooms policy:

In order to make library meeting facilities available to the widest group of users, the Fond du Lac Public Library reserves the right to refuse reservations to groups that have used a meeting room six times or more in the previous 12 months. Fees are charged to compensate for staff time for setup and cleanup.

McLane Room fees:

  • A fee of $5 per hour or any part of an hour will be charged for nonprofit groups and community organizations conducting meetings where no fee is charged for attending, no donation or free-will offerings are requested and nothing is sold. There is a $10, 2-hour minimum. If there is a question regarding the nonprofit status of a group, the library reserves the right to request proof of Federal nonprofit, 501(c)3, status.
  • A fee of $25 per hour or any part of an hour will be charged for private parties (showers, graduations, etc.) or a for-profit enterprise as well as any meeting by any group where a fee is charged for attending, free-will offering or donation is requested or a solicitation or sale is made. There is a $50, 2-hour minimum.
  • The fee is $80 an hour ($160, 2-hour minimum) for meeting-room reservations outside normal library operating hours. These reservations approved on a case-by-case basis at least one week in advance. Call (920) 322-3923.  

NO ALCOHOL may be served at any time. A small kitchen area is available with the McLane Room for preparation of refreshments. Groups can bring in their own refreshments and are required to clean up after their event.

Groups may be charged a $50 fee if additional cleaning is needed.

Equipment that may be reserved includes:

  • 10-, 30- and 50-cup coffeemakers
  • Overhead LCD projector
  • Podium with microphone
  • VCR/TV/DVD
  • Wireless internet

(We cannot confirm the requested equipment is available until your reservation is processed.)

No reservations will be confirmed until all fees have been paid.

We are unable to accept reservations for meetings that extend beyond closing on Fridays or on days that the library will not be open to the public. All meetings must end 10 minutes before the library is closed, and the room must be vacated by closing time unless prior arrangements have been made. The group or individual making a reservation may be held responsible for the actions of those attending a meeting. They will also be held responsible for any damage to library facilities, furnishings or equipment.

Those using the meeting rooms are expected to conform to all regulations governing the use of the library. Persons or groups violating any part of these regulations may be denied further use of the meeting facilities. The library reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any meeting in order to make space available for library functions. In instances where such cancellations occur, the library will make every attempt to find an alternate meeting time.

A meeting held at the library does not constitute an endorsement of the ideas or information expressed at the meeting. No group using the meeting rooms should attempt to infer an endorsement by the library in their advertising or use the library's address as the group's address. Reservations may be cancelled in advance of any meeting where this regulation is violated.

In order to reserve a meeting room, the requesting individual, member or group must be in good standing with the library. To be in good standing a requesting individual or group may not have a blocked library account and a group may not be blocked for prior infractions of meeting room policies.

By clicking accept, you have agreed to abide by all of the regulations contained in this policy. Call the library Help Desk at 920-322-3929 or email if you have any questions. 

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