Meeting Room Policy
Meeting rooms are designed for the Lodi Public Library programs and use. When
not in use by the Library – and to further our mission to expand access and
opportunity to knowledge in the hopes of creating and promoting a more
intellectual, creative and welcoming community – the Lodi Public Library
encourages the use of its meeting rooms for educational, cultural, and
community meeting-related meetings, programs and activities.
It is not the primary intention of the Lodi Public Library to generate
revenues through the use of its meeting rooms, nor for meeting rooms to be used
as on-going school/classroom facilities (other than the Lucas Computer Learning
Center); instead, the intention is to further the mission of the Library as
created by the Lodi Library Trustees.
Meeting Rooms are not intended to be used for private events such as social
events, parties, memorial services, fundraisers, etc.
The Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend this policy from
time to time. *Adopted by Library Board of Trustees on September 15, 1997.
Amended November 9, 1998, October 18, 1999, October 21, 2002, January 20, 2005,
and April 2014.
Meeting Use Priority
Priority use of the meeting rooms will be given in the following order:
- Library sponsored meetings, events and programs;
- The Friends of Lodi Library and the Lodi Library Foundation, and
any other organization/committee created by the Lodi Library Trustees to
further the mission of the Library;
- City sponsored meetings, events, and programs;
- Non-profit civic organizations/schools/government agencies;
- Groups based on Lodi;
- All remaining groups will be given consideration on a first come/first
Meeting rooms may not be utilized unless they have adhered to the Reservation
Procedures below. However, the Lodi Public Library encourages the use of its
meeting rooms for student study groups, Library-sponsored tutoring, and other
uses consistent with this policy. Therefore, groups and teams are encouraged to
use the Tutor Rooms and other rooms if they are available to work on projects,
receive/provide Library-sponsored tutoring, and impromptu meetings. In these
instances, inquiries related to the availability of these rooms and to reserve
their use can be made at the Circulation Desk.
Meeting Room Charges/Fees
Non-profit and civic organizations, for-profit organizations, schools and
government agencies offering meetings, programs or activities of educational,
cultural or community interest may use the meeting rooms free of charge for
meetings that are open to the general public, for which no expectations of
possible clients and/or future monetary gains are hoped for, for which no
admission fee is charged and at which no soliciting or selling is done.
Non-profit and civic organizations, for–profit organizations, schools and
governmental agencies may use meeting rooms for a fee (set forth in the rules)
for meetings that are closed to the general public, for which an admission fee
or registration is charged or at which soliciting or selling takes place.
To Reserve A Room
For more information, or to reserve a meeting room, please contact Maria at 209-333-5534. For the Library Literacy Program, please contact Yvette