Meeting Room Policy and Regulations

How do I reserve a meeting room?

To reserve a meeting room at a GCLS branch library, download and complete the forms below. Return the forms by faxing them to 856-223-6039 or by scanning and emailing them to meetingrooms@gcls.org.

What forms do I need to fill out to reserve a meeting room?

The following forms must be completed to reserve any meeting room at any GCLS library:

Are there floor plans available?

Yes, floor plans for all GCLS locations are available. See the Meeting Room Floor Plans (PDF documents) below:

Meeting Room Policy

MEETING ROOM POLICY

When Library functions are not scheduled, the meeting rooms are available to non-profit community organizations and government agencies engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities in Gloucester County.  GCLS provides meeting room spaces as a public service regardless of the beliefs or affiliation of groups requesting their use.  GCLS does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of meetings or meeting room users.  There is no charge for use of a room; no admission fee may be charged by groups using a room.  No group will be denied access to these facilities because of age, race, creed, political beliefs, or viewpoints.  All meetings will be open to the public, should they wish to attend.

From time to time, the library may decide to present a program utilizing the resources of a for-profit company.  Such programs will be considered library sponsored programs and a library staff member shall be present during the program.

The intent of these policies and procedures is to provide equitable access to this popular resource to as many groups as possible.  Failure to comply with the policies and procedures may be cause for denial of further use by an organization. We ask that you read, agree to, and sign the Policy and Regulations Concerning the Use of Meeting Rooms and follow the rules when you are here.

Meeting Room Reservations

Use of a meeting room is provisional upon the organization’s agreement to abide by the Gloucester County Library System Meeting Room Policy and Regulations.

Reservation forms are available on-line at www.gcls.org and at all of the branches of the Gloucester County Library System.  Room(s) and designated library equipment to be used are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  1. Approval of applications is subject to policy determined by the Gloucester County Library Commission.  Meeting room(s) and library facilities will be available at the discretion of the GCLS Director
     
  2. Applications for meeting room(s) must be submitted in writing.  Applications can be submitted in person, via fax or e-mail.  Applications must be signed by a member of the group who will be attending the meeting and will be responsible.  Groups are limited to one (1) meeting per month, unless an exception is granted by the GCLS Director.  Continuous use of the same meeting room(s) on the same day and time is not guaranteed.  Groups may request regular scheduling on a monthly basis.  Booking will be on a calendar year basis and applications must be updated annually in the fall or in the event there is a change in the contact information.  Scheduling is not complete until the meeting room coordinator has confirmed the date and time and approved the application.  Returning an application form to the library does not constitute approval.  The contact person will receive a confirmation via e-mail or by phone if an e-mail address is not available.
     
  3. If a scheduled meeting is canceled, the library must be notified immediately.  Failure to do so may be cause for denial of further use by that organization.
     
  4. Furniture & Equipment availability for meeting room use are:

Glassboro Branch Equipment

  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Overhead Projector & screen
  • Easel
  • 12 Cup Coffee Maker
  • 30 Cup Coffee Urn
  • Microwave

Glassboro Branch Hours

Monday thru Thursday   10 am - 9 pm

Friday                            10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                        10 am - 2 pm

Greenwich Branch Equipment

  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Overhead Projector & screen
  • Easel
  • Coffee & Hot Water Urn
  • Lectern
  • Portable Microphone

Greenwich Branch Hours

Monday thru Thursday    10 am - 9 pm

Friday                             10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                          10 am - 2 pm

Logan Branch Equipment

  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Screen
  • Easel
  • Coffee Maker (12 cup)

Logan Branch Hours

Monday thru Thursday     10 am - 9 pm

Friday                              10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                           10 am - 2 pm

Mullica Hill Branch Equipment

  • Tables (6' x 3')
  • 140 chairs
  • Wooden Lectern with Microphone
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Easel
  • Overhead Projector and Screen
  • Coffee and Hot Water Urn
  • Microwave

M​ullica Hill Branch Hours

Monday thru Thursday      10 am - 9 pm

Friday                               10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                           10 am - 5 pm*

Sunday                             1 pm - 5 pm**

* Open Saturdays 10am – 2pm Memorial Day through Labor Day

**Closed Sundays Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day

Swedesboro Branch Equipment

  • 6 Tables
  • 40 chairs  

S​wedesboro Branch Hours

Monday thru Thursday      10 am - 9 pm

Friday                               10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                           10 am - 2 pm

 

Meeting Room Regulations

MEETING ROOM REGULATIONS

1.   Regulations in effect when the meeting rooms are used shall apply.  These regulations are subject to change without notice. The Library may not be used for commercial activities or purely personal functions.

2.   The following capacities may not be exceeded:

Glassboro Branch

Meeting Room: 40 people

Greenwich Branch

Meeting Room #1: 35 people; with tables 25

Meeting Room #2: 70 people; with tables 40

Meeting Rooms #1 & #2: 105 people; with tables 65

Logan Branch

Meeting Room A – 40 people

Meeting Room B – 8 people

Mullica Hill Branch

Meeting Rooms A & B: 135 people; with tables 85

Meeting Room A: 60 people; with tables 40

Meeting Room B: 75 people; with tables 45

Meeting Room C: 12 people

Swedesboro Branch

Meeting Room: 40 people

3.   No admission fee may be charged by groups using a room.

4.   Adequate adult supervision of minors (those under 18 years old) is required at all times.

5.   Smoking is not permitted in the building (or courtyard at Mullica Hill).  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on library property.

6.   Organizations using the meeting rooms will be responsible for setting up their own seating arrangement if the configuration differs from the standard set-up.  After each meeting, the room must be reset to the standard floor plan.  A diagram of the floor plan is located in each of the meeting rooms.  Allow ample time to set up and reset the reserved room.

7.   All gatherings must be conducted in an orderly manner.  Noise levels before and after meetings must be appropriate to the library setting.  Care must be exercised so that the meeting room, corridor, rest rooms, and kitchen are maintained and left in a neat, clean, and orderly condition.  Please report any spills on the carpet or stains on the furniture immediately.

8.   At the Mullica Hill Branch and Greenwich Branches, the movable partition separating the meeting rooms must be opened or closed by GCLS staff only.  Arrangements must be made at the time of meeting room reservation.

9.   Library staff is not available to run equipment or explain the operation of same at the time of meeting.  Program organizers may wish to familiarize themselves in advance with the use of the equipment.  Please contact the Meeting Room Coordinator for details (856-223-6033).

10.   The names Gloucester County Library, Glassboro Branch, Greenwich Township Branch, Logan Township Branch, Mullica Hill Branch, or Swedesboro Branch may not be used in publicity except as a designation of location.  Neither the name nor the address of the Library may be used as the official address or headquarters of the organization.

A disclaimer statement must be included on all promotional material/announcements and must be a minimum of 10 point type.  The disclaimer statement shall read, "The views and opinions of the sponsor of this program do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Gloucester County Library System." The words located at shall precede the name and address of the Library.

No program in the Library may be broadcast or televised without permission of the GCLS Director.

11.  Organizations using a meeting room are considered a public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and therefore, responsible for providing auxiliary aids and services in compliance with the ADA.

12.  Unless authorization has been given in advance by the GCLS Director or designee, no gathering shall start before the official opening time and must conclude 30 minutes before the official closing time of the library. Hours are listed on the Meeting Room Reservations page.

13.  Groups must provide their own supplies, including paper, markers, pens, tape, flipchart pads, etc. Coin-operated copiers are available if extra copies of handouts are needed.

Note:  Change for the self-service copy machine is available at the circulation area.  Public use personal computers are available.

14.  Groups may NOT store their supplies and/or equipment in the library before, between, or after the time of the scheduled meeting.  No advance deliveries of equipment or supplies will be accepted by the library for groups using the meeting room.

15.  Any equipment to be brought in must be listed on the application and approved in advance.  All equipment and materials brought in for the occasion must be removed immediately after the meeting.

16.  A kitchen is available at all of the branches with the exception of the Swedesboro Branch for the preparation of light refreshments.  Permission to use the kitchen must be granted through the application process.  As per the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, the stove may not be used in a manner that will produce grease-laden vapors.  All supplies must be brought by the organization.  Supplies found in the kitchen are Library property and may not be used.

17.  Food and beverages may be served in a meeting room only.  If refreshments are served during meeting, please wipe tables; pick up any left over cups and plates and dispose of them in the trash receptables.  Food and food service equipment and supplies brought in for a meeting must be removed immediately following the meeting.

Note: The Library does not have full time maintenance or cleaning staff.  The meeting organizer must assure that the meeting room is left in reasonably clean condition and furniture arranged as agreed.  Thank you for your cooperation.