Room and Facility Rental

The James V. Brown Library has rental space available for businesses, organizations and individuals for educational and recreational purposes. All proceeds support the Library.

The Vintage Library also has spaces for private functions:

Moltz Rotunda Room: Capacity: 100 with Winters Room for food service and lobby.

Cimini Courtyard: An outside venue with gazebo with indoor Children’s Wing programming room expansion space. Capacity: 50

Priority for private meeting room space is as follows:

  • Library sponsored program or meetings.
  • Programs sponsored by library-affiliated groups.
  • Other meetings, programs or private functions.

Library Hours: Weekdays 9am to 8pm, Weekends noon to 5pm

Meeting Spaces

The library has two meeting rooms available for use on the third floor of the Welch Wing:

Conference Room: Capacity: 15
Lowry Room: Capacity: 100

Groups may contract with outside catering firms. No on site food preparation can be accommodated.

Conference Room

(Capacity 15)
$50/hour
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Lowry Room

(Capacity 100)
$100/hour
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Cimini Courtyard/Program Room

(Capacity 50-75)
$400/4 hours
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Reserverations
  • Reservations may be made on a first come,first served basis.
  • Groups accept financial responsibility for any and all damages caused to the building or equipment.
  • The library reserves the right to cancel a scheduled meeting with two weeks notice.

For questions on renting the library facility please contact:
Cheryl Riley, Administrative Assistant
criley@jvbrown.edu
570-326-0536 -Extension: 134.

Miscellaneous Policies

Alcoholic Beverages:

Alcoholic beverages are limited to wine, beer and champagne and all beverages must be served by a designated server. Groups serving alcohol must guarantee that minors present are not served. Consumption must be contained within the space rented.

Contracts:

If a government agency or other nonprofit organization wishes to make a written agreement for use of meeting space for a period of up to one year, the Library Director is authorized to sign such an agreement, if: Room use is consistent with this policy. The written agreement incorporates the rules and regulations of this policy and the agreement has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Food and Drink:

Outside groups who use library facilities may serve refreshments. Groups may contract with outside catering firms. No onsite food preparation can be accommodated.

Insurance:

Proof of a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and a certificate of insurance naming the James V. Brown Library and Board of Trustees as additional insureds must be submitted two weeks in advance of the event for events which will have more than 20 individuals in attendance.

Smoking:

All library facilities are non-smoking.