Meeting Room Uses

Here are 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
  • 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
  • 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 

Study Rooms

Study rooms of various sizes are available for individuals and small groups to use for two hour sessions. Same-day signup is available at the Youth Services and Adult Services Desks.