Our meeting rooms are available to reserve. Here are a few facts about our meeting rooms:
Library activities (including programs, meetings, literacy tutoring, etc.) have priority over all other activities.
Programs "co-sponsored" by the Library are next in priority. "Co-sponsored" means that the Library participates with community groups in planning and presenting programs of an educational and cultural nature. Final authority for determining co-sponsorship lies with the Director.
Community groups wishing to have the Library co-sponsor a program must apply to the Library at least four weeks in advance of the proposed program in order to insure adequate planning and preparation. Applications may be submitted to the Public Relations Office at the John McIntire Library.
Meeting Room A and Branch Meeting Rooms are available for "Not for Profit" use only.
Application For Use of Meeting Room A and Branch Meeting Room/Auditorium Form
Policy for Use of Meeting Room A and Branch Meeting Room
Meeting Room B and the Auditorium are available to "for profit" groups, organizations and businesses.
Application For Use of Meeting Room B and Auditorium Form
Policy for Use of Meeting Room B and Auditorium
Please read the applicable Policy for the meeting space you are requesting.
The Library reserves the right to deny use of the meeting rooms. Meeting rooms are not available for partisan political activities or groups that have unlawful discriminatory membership requirements.
The Library retains the right to cancel a reservation for a meeting room. If cancellation is necessary, the Library will notify the group who has reserved the room for the time in question at least two weeks in advance of their reserved time period. Groups holding reservations are requested to notify the Library of any cancellation at the earliest possible date in order to free the meeting room for other groups.
Groups wishing to reserve meeting rooms should submit a completed application to the Muskingum County Library System, Meeting Room Coordinator, 220 North Fifth Street, Zanesville, OH 43701, or Branch Supervisor for branch meeting rooms. Meeting rooms will not be booked for any group until a completed application has been received and approved by the Library. Organizations using the meeting rooms will be required to complete and submit an application requesting space each time a reservation is requested. Rooms will not be considered reserved for a group until the group reserving space receives a copy of the application form signed by the Director of Libraries.
Smoking is prohibited.
Refreshments may be permitted for a $20 fee.
A fee of $10.00 per piece of equipment (with a maximum charge of $20.00 per meeting room use) will be assessed for the use and set-up of any Library Audio-Visual Equipment. All fees are payable at least 24 hours before the meeting between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required or fees will be forfeited. The fees are payable to the Muskingum County Library System.
John McIntire Library has a 198 seat auditorium on the lower level featuring handicap access. It may be rented when it is not being used for library programs. Contact the Meeting Room Coordinator at 740.453.0391, ext. 126 for more information.