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Home > Your Library > Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

The Wichita Public Library encourages neighborhood and community groups to take advantage of our versatile meeting rooms.  Library meeting rooms are available to any group or individual, with the following exceptions:

  • Groups or individuals whose intent is to use a room for retail sales or monetary gain, which includes the receipt or solicitation of contribution, donations, or attendees’ personal information for future sales or solicitations.
  • Groups or individuals whose purpose is illegal.
  • Groups or individuals whose conduct would interfere with the proper functioning of Library business

Amenities and Rates
Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and groups engaged in educational, civic, cultural, intellectual and charitable activities are charged flat rental fees.  Businesses, individuals and groups that do not meet the nonprofit criteria are charged hourly rental fees.

  • Meeting rooms are available only during Library hours and must be vacated 15 minutes prior to closing.
    Central Library staff are responsible for set-up and restoration of its rooms at that location. Sunday rentals at the Central Library may be available depending on room usage and equipment needs.
  • At branch libraries, meeting room users are responsible for arranging the meeting rooms and leaving them in good order. For this reason, 30 minutes both prior to and after the contracted time of a branch meeting room rental is provided at no charge for set up and restoration of the room to its original condition.

Wireless Internet access is available in all meeting rooms and can be requested at the time of contracting a room.

Audio-visual equipment is available for use in some meeting rooms. Request equipment when you reserve your room. With the exception of videoconferencing equipment, the Library does not provide staff to operate any equipment. Changes to equipment needs will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the meeting date. The use of audio-visual equipment is $10.00 per contract. 

Reservations
Make your reservation by contacting the desired location. Reservations are made on a first-come/first-served basis, but are considered tentative until both a completed meeting room agreement and full payment are received. Tentative reservations will be cancelled after ten working days.

Cancellations
Need to cancel? All rental fees will be refunded when a reservation is cancelled two or more days prior to the meeting date.

Meeting Room Locations and Features

Library

Capacity

Non-Profit/ Government Rate

Business/ Individual Rate

Central
Auditorium - 3rd floor

185 chairs theater style or
86 chairs with tables

$25.00 per use

$25.00 per hour

Central
Patio Room - 1st floor

51 chairs theater style or
24 chairs with tables

$15.00 per use

$15.00 per hour

Central
Board Room - 3rd floor

 

14 chairs around
a large table

$10.00 per use

$10.00 per hour

Lionel Alford Regional

130 chairs theater style or
61 chairs with tables

$25.00 per use

$25.00 per hour

Maya Angelou Northeast

69 chairs theater style or
32 chairs with tables

$15.00 per use

$15.00 per hour

Evergreen

 

104 chairs theater style or
48 chairs with tables

$15.00 per use

$15.00 per hour

Linwood Park

 

43 chairs theater style or
20 chairs with tables

$10.00 per use

$10.00 per hour

Orchard Park

 

38 chairs theater style or
18 chairs with tables

$10.00 per use

$10.00 per hour

Ford Rockwell

 

88 chairs theater style or
41 chairs with tables

$15.00 per use

$15.00 per hour

Westlink

 

85 chairs theater style or
40 chairs with tables

$15.00 per use

$15.00 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: 11/25/2013
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