Meeting Rooms

Your Rowan County Public Library offers several spaces for public use, such as study groups, community or government agency meetings, educational programs, birthday parties, or even baby showers. Your fees for these areas go directly to supporting the library! As long as your activities are not for profit, not a fundraiser, and you don’t charge admission, you’re welcome to reserve any of our available areas. Specifics of each room’s usage, available equipment, and policies are outlined below.

If you’d like to use one of our rooms, just give the library a call at 606-784-7137 and ask to speak to our reservations specialist, Marilyn, about scheduling and payment arrangements.

You can click here to view and download our form for use of the conference and community rooms, including fees and policies.


Study Rooms

There are two (2) quiet study rooms in the library, located in our children’s area. These are first come, first served, or you may reserve a study room in one- to two-hour (1-2) blocks by calling ahead. You don’t need to speak to Marilyn, specifically, to reserve a study room—any staff member can help you! If there are no other reservations on a room when your time expires, you can request to keep using it by asking at the front circulation desk.

Each study room is equipped with a table, six (6) chairs, an HDMI-capable TV, and a dry-erase whiteboard; markers and erasers for the whiteboard are available at the front circulation desk upon request. There is no cost to use a study room, but you must complete a checkout sheet and turn it in to the front circulation desk when you’ve finished with the area.

Conference Room

Our conference room is ideal for seminars, presentations, or business gatherings of 10-15 persons, and is located off the atrium near the front circulation desk. Features include a large board room table, 10 chairs (plus five (5) extra), a ceiling-mounted HD projector with drop-down screen, table-inset power outlets, and a dry-erase whiteboard. Markers and erasers for the whiteboard are available at the front circulation desk upon request. The area also has a kitchenette area with counter space, sink, storage, coffee maker, and refrigerator; light refreshments are permitted, but hot foods and catering are not.

Please call ahead during business hours to make reservations for this room. Fees are $30.00 for business and for-profit groups, or the conference room is available free of charge to nonprofit and community groups (a group is limited to two (2) meetings per month). Patrons are responsible for following the provided rules regarding cleanup of the room, and must complete a checkout sheet and turn it in to the front circulation desk when finished with the area.

Community Room

Your Rowan County Public Library is proud to offer a dedicated multipurpose space for meetings and activities in our community room, located to the left of the entrance in our vestibule, just past the public restrooms. This area can seat approximately 32 people at tables or 50 persons theater-style, but can also be separated into halves with a divider for smaller groups or to accommodate multiple simultaneous reservations. The “A” and “B” sides of the community room each feature eight (8) tables, plenty of chairs, and a dry-erase whiteboard. Markers and erasers for the whiteboard are available at the front circulation desk upon request. Each side of the community room also has its own ceiling-mounted HD projector and drop-down screen, and there’s a speaking podium and an American flag on a mobile base, too, if you need them!

From side “B,” you can access our warming kitchen for events that include food and drink. The kitchen features a refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, sink, and dishwasher. Pots and pans are not included, so you’ll need to provide your own and make a plan for cleanup.

Please call ahead during business hours to make reservations for this room. Private parties or businesses may reserve the community room for nonprofit uses (such as birthdays, baby showers, etc.) for a fee of $30.00, or it is available free of charge to nonprofit and community groups (a group is limited to two (2) meetings per month). Patrons are responsible for following the provided rules regarding cleanup of the room, and must complete a checkout sheet and turn it in to the front circulation desk when finished with the area.