Can a meeting be held during the evening hours
Thanks for asking! Almost all of our library locations have meeting room spaces that can be reserved for use during the open hours of each library. Detailed hours and descriptions of the meeting room spaces can be found here. Call the library location where you're interested in hosting the meeting and they'll be glad to check their meeting room availability for you.
There's one policy point that can be sticky for us when it comes to networking and referral groups: Meetings held at the library must be open to the public, and fees cannot be charged to attend the meeting. That doesn't mean that it's not an option - after all, we host meetings of local business and neighborhood associations that have annual dues and whatnot - but if you host your meeting with us you can't turn away non-members.
There is no charge to use the room. One person involved with the meeting must have an Omaha Public Library card in good standing. Other than that - pretty smooth sailing! A full breakdown of the meeting room policy is here, a fillable PDF of the meeting room application form is here, but I would definitely begin by calling the library where you'd like to hold the meeting.
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