Meeting Rooms

Room collage header showing interior shots of the Knox Community Rooms, Studio 300 Makerspace, Study Room, Small Conference Room A and Small Conference Room B

Meeting Rooms Currently Closed due to Covid.

Need to host a meeting? The library has meeting, conference, and study rooms as well as the Studio 300 Makerspace available for reservations. Click one of the buttons below to get started. Frequently Asked Question and additional information about meeting rooms is listed below.

Room Request FAQ

Rooms are available to patrons of the Baxter County Library for commercial or non-profit use. You must include your library card number with your reservation request.

Rooms are available during the library’s open hours. Before- and after-hours room use is available for an additional fee.

Knox A Community Room is 28 ft. wide by 29 ft. long.

Knox A+B Community Room is 28 ft. wide by 46 ft. long.

Smaller rooms are also available—click the Reserve by Room button below to see all available spaces.

Enjoy food from the Library’s Cafe in Knox Community Rooms, small conference, & study rooms. No food or drink in Studio 300 Makerspace.

Bookworms Cafe in the Library has the first right of refusal for ALL catering brought into the Library. View menu at www.bookwormscafe.com.

Call Bookworms Cafe at 870-232-0328 for a catering interview or to schedule a private party.

Fees for Non-Profit Organizations

  • No charge for rooms during Library hours if participants aren’t charged to attend the meeting
  • Fees for optional services apply

Fees for Commercial Use

  • Fees for room use apply
  • Fees for optional services apply
  • No soliciting or selling of non-library products

See our Reservation Guidelines page for more information.

Click the Reserve by Room button to see a list of available spaces; choose the room you want to see a schedule of availability. Click the Reserve by Time button to see which spaces are available on a specific date and time.

  • After selecting a room, fill out the online form
  • Enter setup, take down, meeting start, and end times as well as your library card number and contact information
  • Request a room at least one day in advance
  • You’ll get an email when your request is accepted
  • Requests are processed Mon.-Fri.
  • Requests for small conference or study rooms are optional; if a room is vacant, and no reservation is listed on the room sign, it is available for use

You can reach our Scheduling Coordinator by email or phone, 870-508-0976. You can also contact the Circulation Desk at 870-580-0987.

Requirements

Reservation Meeting Room Terms & Conditions

The Bookworms Café has first right of refusal for ALL catering purchased for meetings in the Library.  Visit the Cafe or call 870-232-0328 for a catering interview. Or email letseat@bookwormscafe.com. ORDER ONLINE

Light refreshments and covered beverages from the Café are permitted in the meeting rooms, small conference rooms, and study rooms, as well as Studio 300, if it has not been set up as a Computer Lab with Library computers.

Coffee makers (filters provided) are available for use in Knox Rooms A and B.  Coffee and other supplies are not provided.

Use of the kitchen must be reserved and is subject to availability. The kitchen’s warming ovens are available for heating pre-cooked foods.

Groups or individuals booking the meeting rooms may not serve alcohol.

Library sponsored programs and events will receive priority. Meeting rooms are available during normal Library hours for use by community organizations whose primary membership includes residents of Baxter County.

Meetings scheduled in Knox Community Rooms can be held when the Library is closed with advance approval of the Library Director. Such meetings will incur an hourly fee, limited to a maximum of three hours. *

The Library reserves the right to relocate a group to a different meeting room or to cancel a room reservation.

Library meeting rooms may be reserved for business events for a fee. * No soliciting or selling of products or services not directly connected with the Library can take place.

Studio 300 may be set up as a computer lab and reserved by businesses for training during normal Library operating hours for a fee. *

Conference and study rooms with seating for eight or fewer may be reserved no more than 30 days in advance. The number of times these rooms may be scheduled each month will be based on demand. Reservations will be posted on the door of each room.

Groups are to set up and take down tables and chairs as needed, vacating the room 15 minutes prior to the library closing. Trash must be placed in receptacles and the room left clean. Please report any spills immediately. Room set-up and take-down service by Library staff is available for a fee which will be invoiced. *

Purposes, objectives, or views of groups using meeting rooms shall not be advertised in any way that suggests that the Library endorses them.

Groups may reserve a meeting room once each month and will be notified by the Library if the event is cancelled.

Any group using a meeting room is expected to conduct its proceedings in a quiet, orderly manner, not disruptive of normal Library functions. Events involving youth must be adequately chaperoned.

Any decorations must be free standing. Nothing may be taped, tacked or attached to walls or equipment. Equipment that is likely to result in damage to the room or its equipment may not be used.

Tobacco use is prohibited on Library premises.

The group representative will sign in at the Circulation Desk upon arrival. After confirming the event on the event calendar, staff will issue a room key in exchange for the group representative’s driver’s license. After meeting, users will provide attendance figures from their meeting, sign out, return the room key, and retrieve their driver’s license.

The room divider must be operated by Library staff only.

Use of the Library’s electronic equipment must be arranged at the time the room is booked. Arrangements for training on how to use equipment must be made in advance. Groups will be held responsible for any damage to, or theft of, Library property.

The Library cannot store items for groups using the meeting rooms. Library staff cannot be responsible for delivery or pickup of event-related items or equipment. The Library is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, personal items used or left in the meeting rooms.
The Library reserves the right to refuse future bookings to groups that fail to appear on scheduled meeting dates or do not abide by the above policies.