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Space Availability - East Cleveland Public Library

General Policy

The purpose of the library’s meeting rooms is to provide a space for library and library-related activities.  The needs of the library and Friends of the East Cleveland Public Library take precedence.  

The library welcomes the use of its 1 Performing Arts Center, 3 meeting rooms and 2 huddle spaces during regular library hours. If meeting rooms are in demand, the library may limit an organization’s requests to one reservation per month. Meeting room applicants must assume responsibility for the Conditions of Use. Meeting rooms are intended to be a venue for meetings and special programs.

  • Nonprofit groups may reserve meeting rooms free of charge 12 times a year. This includes educational, cultural, civic, political, professional, community, governmental or religious organizations (must have a permanent place of worship outside the library.)  The library reserves the right to require proof of nonprofit status, such as 501(c)(3) documentation or proof of registration with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. All nonprofit meetings must be free and open to the public. Nonprofit organizations are not permitted to use their nonprofit status for other organizations or for personal social events. All rental fees support East Cleveland Public Library’s collections and services.
  • For-profit businesses may rent rooms for a fee.
  • Residents of the East Cleveland City School District with a library card in good standing may rent for a fee the Lower Auditorium (our largest meeting room) for social gatherings.

Meeting rooms may be scheduled up to three months in advance but must be submitted two weeks in advance.  Meeting room applications are submitted online at ( library will acknowledge receipt of applications within three business days.  All applications are pending until approved by the library. Meeting rooms must be cancelled 24 hours in advance via the libcal email.

  • The library recognizes the rights of individuals or groups to express their views if they abide by the library’s guidelines concerning use of the meeting rooms.

Large meeting rooms are equipped with multi-media presentation equipment for projection from ECPL laptops or personal laptops. Mobile multi-media equipment may be reserved for use in the smaller meeting rooms.

The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use any meeting room if library rules and policies are violated.

Centers and meeting rooms at the Main Library are available:

Monday -Thursday, Saturday


Friday, Sunday



The East Cleveland Public Library, Greg L Reese Performing Arts Center is used for sponsored or co-sponsored events only by the East Cleveland Public Library or events approved by the East Cleveland Public Library's Board of Trustees.


ECPL use of the Greg L Reese Performing Arts Center is defined as an event sponsored or co-sponsored by the East Cleveland Public Library, that furthers the mission, vision, and values of the East Cleveland Public Library , while maintaining East Cleveland Public Library's non-partisan and neutral stance on political and religious activities.  Public libraries are public spaces and must remain non-partisan and impartial and not to appear to use their public position to forward the interests of a specific political, religious, or special interests' groups. 

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