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Library Study and Meeting Rooms

The Morton Grove Public Library has study rooms of varying capacity, an auditorium and a board room that are available for reservation by the public. Study and meeting rooms at the Morton Grove Public Library are available for use to Morton Grove Public Library cardholders in accordance with the following guidelines.

  • The auditorium and the boardroom are available to non-profit groups for non-commercial, cultural, informational, educational, intellectual and civic purposes.

  • Morton Grove Business Library Card holders may reserve the board room for private business related meetings.

  • The study rooms are available for individual or group study and can be reserved by phone by Morton Grove residents, or at the library by any card holder.

  • Room availability is contingent on there being no conflict with Library programs or meetings, which have first priority at all times.

  • The Library Director or designee reserves the right to determine use of the rooms, to assess fees for use of the rooms, and to cancel or reschedule all arrangements, at his or her discretion, with or without cause or reason, and without liability.

The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the Morton Grove Public Library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group's policies and beliefs. The library charges a minimal fee to offset the cost of hosting outside use of the rooms. The library does not benefit financially from usage by non-library organizations and businesses.

Auditorium:  $50 non-refundable staffing/maintenance fee
Board Room: $50 refundable technology fee

Failure to abide by this policy and the related regulations will result in cancellation or refusal of reservations.


Approved by the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees, April 17, 2014; amended April 9, 2015; January 14, 2016.




To reserve a study room, stop by the Info Desk; rooms can be reserved up to 1 week in advance by calling the library at 847-929-5101.  Study Rooms can be booked for one 2-hour block of time. If no one is waiting to use the room, time can be extended in 1-hour increments not to exceed 4 hours per day.  


To request a meeting room reservation, please complete the online application form, or print out the form, complete it, and then return it to the Info Desk or mail it to the library at 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053.  Questions on room availability should be directed to the Adult Services Department at 847-929-5101.

The authorized organization representative completing the form must be a Morton Grove resident and have a Morton Grove library card.

Please review the following requirements before submitting a reservation request:

  • Meeting rooms may be reserved up to 60 days in advance of the use date, but not less than 5 days prior to the use date.

  • Meetings shall be open to the general public, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, national origin or physical disabilities.  The only exception is that Business-Use-Only cardholders may request use of the Cooperman boardroom for private meetings.

  • No admission fees may be charged. Presenters may sell their wares with permission of the Library director.  No other money may be collected or other money raising activities conducted.

  • The person authorized by the group to assume responsibility on its behalf and sign the application form for the room must have a valid Morton Grove library card.  A digital signature will be accepted.

  • All reservations must be confirmed in writing by the Library; an application for use does not ensure approval.

  • Requests will be considered in the order of application.

  • No group may transfer use of the rooms.

  • Rooms are available only during the regular operating hours of the Library

  • The Library Director or designee reserves the right to determine use of the rooms, to assess fees for use of the rooms, and to cancel or reschedule all arrangements, at his or her discretion, with or without cause or reason, and without liability.

  • The Library Director or designee must review and approve all advertisements, announcements or promotional materials that may be used to publicize any meeting or event held on Library premises. The following disclaimer must be included in all published materials about the event:  The Morton Grove Public Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library neither sponsors nor endorses this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.

  • Publicity for meetings held in the Library may not be displayed in such a manner as to suggest Library sponsorship.

  • An organization seeking to use meeting facilities must agree in writing to observe this policy and regulations.

Use/Care of the Room

  • Groups may not exceed the stated capacity of the room.

  • Excessive noise or use of hazardous material is prohibited.

  • Groups including youths under the age of 18 must provide adult supervision at the ratio of one adult for each 15 children in attendance.

  • The Library provides some equipment; see Meeting Room Fact Sheet, below. Any moving or rearranging of equipment other than the lectern or marker board must be done by library staff.

  • Light refreshments, such as beverages, cakes, cookies or other finger foods, may be brought in. All beverages need to be covered. (Food must be disposed of in the receptacles provided prior to leaving the room.)

  • Groups must transport their own supplies and equipment, and no storage is provided.

  • Groups are responsible for leaving the facilities in order after use.

  • The Library is not responsible for security or storage of property owned by groups using the Library nor is it responsible for damage or loss of property of others.

  • Groups are responsible for reimbursing the Library for damage to the facility.

  • Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Library premises.


Meeting Room Fact Sheet

Baxter Room (Auditorium, first floor) - Room I

  • Seating Capacity: 125
  • Availability: During Library hours
  • LCD/video projector and combination DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Partially wheelchair accessible via wheelchair lift
  • Stage (13 ft x 33 ft; oak floor; four steps each side; red, yellow, and blue spotlights)
  • Yamaha upright piano
  • Microphone & PA system, 4 personal amplification units
  • Serving/display tables

Cooperman Board Room (lower level) - Room II

  • Capacity: 12-24, depending up configuration
  • Availability: During Library hours
  • LCD projector, DVD player
  • Wheelchair accessible via elevator
  • Electronic interactive whiteboard
  • Videoconferencing via Skype available

Other Available Equipment

  • Slide projector
  • Easels
  • Overhead projector
  • Lectern
  • Tables; folding chairs


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