Library Meeting Room Use Policy

Fresno County Public Library's meeting rooms are available for reservation by the general public, when not in use for Library affiliated events (County Ordinance 13.24.020). There is no charge for use and rooms are available during regular operating hours. Permission shall not be denied because of the subject matter or views that might be expressed during the meeting however the Library reserves the right to restrict or deny usage which conflicts with library events or violates the Conditions of Use.


Conditions of Use:

  1. FCPL’s general Rules of Conduct apply to everyone using the meeting rooms at all times. Prohibited activities in the Rules of Conduct include:
    • No Campaign or Political Activity - CO 3.08.110(A)(3)
    • No Smoking - CO 8.32.070
    • No Alcohol - CO 13.24.010(B)(1)
    • No weapons of any kind - CO 13.24.010(A)(2)
  1. No open flames (including candles or incense).
  2. All events held in Library meeting rooms must be free and open to the general public. This means rooms are not available for parties, receptions, or other private social events.
  3. The Library does not allow solicitations for donations or selling of products or services. Further, no collecting personal information (i.e. names, emails or phone numbers) for any commercial venture is allowed (CO 13.24.010(B)(3)).
  4. To ensure all eligible applicants equal chance to use Library meeting rooms, all applicants (individuals or organizations) may hold only one reservation at a time system wide and bookings are only allowed 45 days into the future only. Also, bookings for general public are for four hours max in meeting rooms and two hours max in study rooms.
  5. Observe the maximum occupant capacity at all times.
  6. Applicants are responsible for setting up and returning the meeting room to its original order; applicants will be charged for any damage to library property beyond normal wear and tear or for any special cleaning required, as approved by Board of Supervisors.
  7. Applicants are expected to exit the space on schedule to respect other individual’s usage and to allow for the Library’s routine closing procedures.

Failure to adhere to the Conditions of Use may result in loss of future meeting room privileges.

Rev. 3/2019