Meeting Rooms

The primary purpose of the meeting rooms at the Lima Public Library is to provide facilities for Library related activities. Needs of the Library for use of the meeting rooms take precedence over all other uses. As a community service, the Library makes its meetings available for use by non-profit community groups when they are not being used for Library related activities.

Programs Must Be:

    • Free to attend and for non-profit.
    • Consistent with informational, educational or cultural purpose of the Library.
    • Non-soliciting in nature.

Access to meeting rooms is only available during regular business hours. All meetings must end in a sufficient amount of time to clean and exit room at least 15 minutes before closing.

Hours Available:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -4:45 p.m.

Policy and Procedures

The Library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of any group or individual. Groups using the meeting rooms must no disrupt the normal functions of the Library. The use of meeting rooms for commercial or sectarian meetings is not permitted.

    • Meetings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The Library reserves the right to change or cancel any meeting if circumstances at the Library so demand, including room assignment based on the size of the group.
    • Clean-up of the room is required.
    • No smoking and no alcoholic beverage rules are strictly enforced.
    • Cancellations should be made as soon as possible in order to make the rooms available for others.
    • Meeting Rooms are not available for receptions and private parties.
    • The Library furnishes the following equipment: tables, chairs, lectern, and microphone. Kitchen facilities are available but no supplies provided.
    • All users of the meeting rooms agree to hold the Library harmless from any and all claims, injuries, losses and damages, obligations or liabilities, directly or indirectly relating from their use. In no event shall the Library have any liability for lost profits or indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages or any liability to any third party, even if the Library is advised of the possibility of such damages.
    • The use of meeting rooms by a non-Library group shall not be publicized in such a way as to imply Library sponsorship of the group's activities unless the activity's being co-sponsored by the Library.
    • An adult 21 years of age or older must be responsible for the room and must be the signer of the contract. Any damage shall be the responsibility of the group using the room and the replacement cost for damaged or destroyed items shall be charged.

Auditorium: accomodates 100 people, Meeting Room1: accomodates 15 people, Meeting Room 2: accomodates 35 people. Memorial Book Room: accomodates 32 people

To reserve a meeting room please email Arin Burton at or contact by phone at 419-228-5113 (option 3).