Reserve Library Hall

Thank you for your interest in using Library Hall! The library is pleased to offer this resource to our community. To see if rental of the hall is a good fit, please read the library’s Facility Use Policy.

Reservation requests can be made by submitting a completed Facility Use Application to the library director at no less than 4 weeks before your requested use. You can check our online event calendar to see if the date and time you’re requesting is available.

Applications are required by the library to evaluate whether a reservation can be accommodated. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee approval; all applications are pending until approved by the library director.

General Information

The library’s only meeting room (Library Hall) is used primarily for programs conducted or sponsored by the library. When Library Hall is not in use for library purposes, it is made available as a community service for use by organizations and groups located in or serving residents of the Skaneateles Central School District and/or the Town of Skaneateles. Reservations by non-residents may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No other library spaces can be reserved for use.

When Library Hall is not reserved for programs or meetings, it is open for use as a quiet study space on a first come, first served basis. Multiple individuals or small groups may use the space at the same time.

Fire code limits the occupant capacity of Library Hall to 100. Library Hall may not be used for private social functions, such as showers, birthday parties, wedding receptions, reunions, etc.

Usage Fees and Insurance

The library charges nominal usage fees for room reservations. Fees may be waived for local nonprofits and community groups that do not charge for entry to or participation in the event. Fees will not be waived for non-resident groups of any kind. Depending on the nature of the event, users may be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the library as additional insured.

Use of Library Hall is charged at a rate of $100 per hour; fees are assessed in increments of $100 (e.g., if a reservation is for 1 hour and 30 minutes, the fee will be $200). An additional fee of $50 per hour will be charged for groups of 50-100 people. Additional fees may be charged for special circumstances as outlined in the Facility Use Policy.

Non-Endorsement Disclaimer

Use of Library Hall does not constitute library endorsement of the beliefs or ideas expressed by groups or individuals using the space. Meetings/events may not be publicized in a manner that suggests library sponsorship or affiliation. Events that are advertised or promoted in any manner – including print, social media or email distribution – must include the following disclaimer in each communication or advertisement: The Skaneateles Library provides meeting space as a community service. The library neither sponsors nor endorses this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.