In keeping with the library's mission, the Elyria Public Library System's Board of Trustees encourages the widest possible use of the library's public meeting rooms by government agencies, community goups, and residents of the Library's service area for civic, social, cultural or educational purposes, when they are not in use for library programs.

Make your public library a great place to gather!

Multiple smiling people of all ages.

These days, folks are often looking for public space for bridal and baby showers (no more cleaning your house!) Private tutors, consultants and sales people are looking for a safe, neutral place to conduct their business that affords more privacy than a table in an open area of the library. Vendors like to have a high traffic area in which to conduct a health fair or craft sale.

For business, our new high-tech Scheide Room meeting space at the Central Library is a great place to do staff trainings and presentations. It has Smartboards and wireless audio and Internet technology, along with training-style tables and chairs for 60+. Catering is permitted and there is a kitchenette for staging and clean up. The Miller Room, the largest meeting room at the West River Branch Library, offers easy access from major highways and more available parking. All of our buildings are handicapped accessible, have public restrooms, and offer free parking.

We want to give the public access to these great meeting spaces when they are not in use for Library programming. The modest rental fees will allow the Library to utilize our space in a way that will supplement your tax dollars and enable us to become more self-sufficient. Check out the entire meeting room policy below.

Please contact LaKesha Gage at 440-322-0175 or email at lakesha.gage@elyrialibrary.org