Meetings

Meeting rooms at Stillwater Public Library are available for groups to come together to learn and exchange information and ideas. The library makes meeting rooms available to the public regardless of the beliefs or affiliation of the individuals or groups requesting their use. Use of meeting rooms and spaces is guided by Stillwater Public Library’s Meeting and Event Policy.

 

Reserve a Meeting Room

To reserve a meeting, follow these three steps:

  1. To see available meeting rooms and submit a reservation request, go to https://washcolib.libcal.com/reserve/StillwaterPublicLibrary. For step-by-step instructions, see our Booking How-To Guide.
  2. An email will be sent indicating that your booking has been submitted. The reservation will be in pending status, not yet approved by the library.
  3. The library will review the submitted request. If the booking is approved, a second email will be sent with confirmation information. If the library has questions regarding the request or the request is denied, you  will be contacted with additional information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What rooms may be reserved for meetings?
The Conference Room, Margaret Rivers A, Margaret Rivers B, and a combined Margaret Rivers A and B may be reserved for meeting room use.

Advanced reservations for study rooms are not permitted. Study rooms are intended for quiet study and consultation by students and other community users. The Library provides three study rooms (1 to 2 users) and an adult group study room (3 to 6 users). Study rooms are not intended for commercial purposes.

The library’s terrace may not be reserved as a meeting room space. The terrace may be rented for weddings and special events. For rates and information, visit https://www.one23events.com/the-terrace.html.

What are the meeting room rates?
Meeting room rentals are available free of charge during library hours to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and community groups. For profit organizations are charged a room fee of $30/hour for the Conference Room, Margaret Rivers A or Margaret Rivers B and $60/hour for Margaret Rivers A&B. These fees are also charged to nonprofit organizations if the meeting occurs when the library is not open. The meeting must not charge a fee for entrance and should not involve sales or donations. Reserved spaces may not be used for the purpose of transacting commercial activities, including the provision of fee-based services, without prior authorization from the Library Director or designee.

Each meeting space has standard arrangements for seating.  If a custom room configuration is requested, a $25 set up fee is applied.

Rentals of the library’s terrace and meeting rooms for weddings and special events (such as rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, celebrations of life, fundraisers) are available through One23 Events. For rates and information, visit https://www.one23events.com/the-terrace.html.

How far in advance can rooms be reserved?
Rooms can be reserved up to 120 days in advance of the meeting date.

What is your cancellation policy?
A $40 no-show fee will be charged unless a cancellation has been verified the business day prior to the reservation. Any outstanding no-show fee must be paid before a new reservation is made.

What capacity, equipment, furniture and room configurations are available in the rooms?
Basic room information may be viewed by clicking the Info icon next to each meeting room name on the online reservation system at https://washcolib.libcal.com/reserve/StillwaterPublicLibrary.

For more detailed information about meeting rooms, view our Meeting Rooms Guide with dimensions, capacities, configuration options, and equipment for each space.

Are food and beverages allowed in the meeting rooms?
Any refreshments served in the meeting rooms must be packaged and non-perishable or purchased through a licensed caterer. No homemade food or drinks may be brought into the meeting rooms and no electrical appliances are permitted. The library does not have any vending machines.

Where is the library located? Where is parking? Where are the meeting rooms?
The library is located on 224 Third Street North, between Myrtle and Mulberry. The library has its own 43 vehicle parking ramp on Third Street. It is free of charge for meeting guests and library patrons and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meeting attendees may enter the building through the ramp and take the elevator up to the meeting rooms on the upper level (UL).

 

Contact

Renee Powers, Administrative Office
Telephone: 651-430-8754
Email: rpowers@ci.stillwater.mn.us