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Using the Library
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Meeting Rooms at Ames Public Library

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Here for examples of gatherings that would be allowed in the Ames Public Library meeting rooms—and examples of gatherings that would not be allowed.

Please note that some of the "not allowed" activities would be allowable in the Library's study rooms.


  • A community group meeting (for example, an Ames Camera Club meeting, Cyclone Country Aktion Club meeting, or Writers’ Group meeting)
  • A group rehearsal or practice
  • Business meetings that are open to the public, as long as they do not involve selling or soliciting for later sales of goods or services

Not Allowed

  • Private social occasions such as a birthday party, family reunion, class reunion, bridal shower, wedding, or baby shower
  • Confidential meetings such as with your caseworker or financial advisor (see Study Rooms)
  • Selling goods such as T-shirts or cookies, including fundraising for charity
  • Selling services such as tutoring or financial advice
  • Giving an informational program about goods or services you sell (considered soliciting for later sales)
  • Individual use (see Study Rooms)