Meeting Rooms

Attle Paranormal 007Library meeting rooms are available by reservation to non-profit community groups that serve Attleboro and are engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities.  There is no fee for use of rooms during the regular operating hours of the library.  Non-business hours’ use of Library space can be arranged for non-profit organizations.  The cost of staffing such events will be assessed to the non-profit organization sponsoring the event.  The Library reserves the right to change dates if necessary.  No smoking or use of alcoholic beverages is permitted.

The library may, if it meets the educational goals of the library, permit professional persons to present seminars or discussions in their field of expertise.  Presenters may not make appointments or use the presentation solely as advertisement for their services.

Reservations and Fees

Rooms may be reserved for up to three months in advance of date required.  No admission fees may be charged, without the permission of the library trustees.  The Trustees reserve the right to allow non-profit sponsored Library fundraising events to charge fees or sell merchandise for a stated Library purpose.

Balfour Community Room

The Balfour Community Room is on the ground floor and holds up to 80 people.

Guillette Activity Room

The Guillette Activity Room is located on the ground floor adjacent to the pre-school area in the Children’s Library. It is available to adults when not in use for children’s activities. It holds up to 20 people.

Quiet Study Rooms

Quiet Study Rooms are available on the second floor and must be reserved through the Reference Department. Reservations are on a first come basis and may be made up to one week in advance. Maximum use time is 3hrs per reservation per day. These rooms are only available during normal library hours. Room A seats 5 people; Room B seats 3 people.

Use of Meeting Rooms

It will be the responsibility of each group using the meeting rooms to arrange the chairs and tables as needed.  The room must be left in the condition in which it was found. Light refreshments may be served, but must be cleared after use. A receptacle will be made available for all trash. Accommodations will be made for those groups whose members have physical limitations on their ability to set up and restore the rooms. A grand piano may be used with permission for groups. It is not available for individual use.

Non-Profit Organizations:

  • Non-profit organizations can apply for use of meeting space utilizing the form provided by the library.

  • A description of the event, contact person information, and brief details about the organization applying for the space must be provided.

  • Requests are approved on a first come-first served basis, once the application is completed.

  • The Library will contact groups once the application is approved based on resources available.

  • All meetings / programs must be open to the general public.

  • The Library reserves the right to choose which meeting space will be utilized by the requesting group.

  • The group must comply with providing statistics on attendance as requested by the Library.

Outside Businesses:

  • The Library reserves the right to develop programs which may include participation by outside businesses under the following conditions:

  • The speaker is determined to be qualified by the Library Director to speak on the topic.

  • The program clearly defines the topic and the background of the speaker.

  • The speaker must keep to the topic without reference to a specific business that provides services based on the topic.

  • No appointments or referrals can be made on the library property.

  • All attendees’ names and info are the property of the Library.

  • The speaker may leave business information on a table once the event is concluded.  Reference can be made to the materials on the table at the end of the presentation.