Study Room Use Policy

Peach Public Libraries Board of Trustees has adopted the following policy to govern use of the libraries' meeting rooms for public use.

Study rooms accommodating two (2) people at both Library locations and two (2) accommodating six (6) people at the Thomas Public Library, are available during regular library hours to PPL card holders in good standing.

Study room requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study rooms may be reserved for up to two (2) hours at a time.

Patrons may use their own laptops in the study rooms.

Study rooms may be reserved up to seven (7) days in advance.

To give all an opportunity to use the study rooms, an individual is limited to having the room reserved for two (2) dates and accompanying time blocks, at any given time.

No individual and/or group may assign its reservation to another individual and/or group.

Anyone holding a reservation is requested to notify the Library of any cancellation or need to reschedule, at the earliest possible date in order to free the room for others use.

Solicitation of goods or services on Library property is prohibited. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs shall be served or consumed on the library premises. No illegal gambling activities or weapons on the library premises. No candles or flammable items are allowed. No smoking in the building.

Private counseling, tutoring and other individual sessions are permissible only if offered to clients free of charge and with prior approval by the Library Director.

PPL will not be responsible for equipment, supplies, materials or other items belonging to those who use the room.

In all instances, use of the study rooms for activities by PPL takes precedence, and PPL reserves the right to waive portions of this policy to accommodate library sponsored programs. In any conflict over scheduling or policy, the Library 's needs prevail.

PPL reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to unforeseen circumstances or to relocate any scheduled study room use if circumstances warrant. In the event of a Library building or weather-related emergency, information on closings is available via WMAZ.

PPL staff will not page persons who are using the study rooms, nor may the public use the Library's business telephones. In the event of an emergency, please notify library staff to call 911.

PPL personnel must have free access to study rooms at all times. PPL retains the right to monitor all activities conducted on Library premises to ensure compliance with PPL policies.

The Director of Peach Public Libraries reserves the right to review any and all requests for use of study rooms and may reject any which s/he deems unsuitable. In the event permission is denied, an appeal may be made to the Director and/or Board of Trustees. The appeal must be in writing and state the reason for reconsideration.

This policy is not all-inclusive. Decisions regarding individual situations not described here, will be determined by the PPL Director, who is authorized to establish reasonable regulations governing use of the study rooms and related charges.

Adopted October 21, 2010