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Study & Meeting Rooms

Study Rooms

There are eight study rooms available for private study or small groups. Two are located in the Youth Services department and six are located in the Adult Services department. The rooms are free of charge. Three study rooms accommodate two patrons, four rooms accommodate four patrons, and one room accommodates up to six patrons. The Deerfield Public Library is happy to provide these spaces to the public and all are welcome to use them in accordance to the following standards.

  • All rooms have electrical outlets and access to our public Wi-Fi network
  • Rooms are first come first serve and can be reserved at the Youth or Adult Services desks
  • There is a 2 hours limit on study rooms. If no other patrons are waiting for available rooms, occupants are invited to use the room beyond the two-hour allotment.

Meeting Rooms

In keeping with the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, the Deerfield Public Library makes its meeting rooms available as “designated and limited forums” for meetings and programs conducted by not-for-profit groups on subjects of educational, civic or cultural interest.

Meeting rooms are available free of charge on an equitable first-come, first-served basis regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

There are three available meeting rooms, each with a capacity of approximately 35 people, depending on how the room is set up. For large community groups, we have the ability to expand to two rooms to serve 76.

Each room has a sink, refrigerator, trash and recycling containers.

To reserve a meeting room please review our meeting room policy and submit a meeting room application below.

NOTE: Only requests submitted at least seven (7) days in advance of requested date will be considered. 

Questions? Contact Judy Hoffman, jhoffman@deerfieldlibrary.org

WHO is eligible?

Meeting rooms are available for non-profit, community, civic, cultural, educational organizations, and local government agencies and elected officials.

Rooms are not available for commercial use, social gatherings, private events or fund-raising. All meetings must be free and open to the public.

The applicant must be:
  • at least 18 years of age and in attendance at the meeting.
  • a Deerfield Public Library cardholder (home library). Exceptions: Tax-supported agencies (government, education, social services).

Click here for full eligibility guidelines and policy.

WHEN are requests accepted?

For December-February:     begins October 1
For March-May:        begins January 1
For June-August:        begins April 1
For September-November:    begins July 1

All categories must be filled for submission. This is just the initial request, it is understood that details are not final.

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