Meeting Rooms

Not all meeting rooms can be reserved. Meeting rooms available for reservations are East and/or West Community Room, Conference Room 1, the Dermott Room (Conference Room 2), and the Un-Conference Room. Scroll down for details and room capacities. Room reservations may be requested through the website or by calling the Library’s main switchboard 417-623-7953. Library staff will contact you to confirm your booking.

Study rooms (1-5) are only available on a first-come first-served basis.

Meeting rooms may be reserved from Library opening (no early entry) until 15 minutes before the Library closes. Check Library hours here. The meeting room may not be booked for:

  • Use of the Library meeting space for financial gain. No sale of goods or services or the solicitation for future sales or services will be permitted.
  • Non-Library related groups selling or promoting items, services, or doing fundraising.
  • Activities likely to disturb regular Library functions.
  • Birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions or other such events during library hours.

The floor plan below shows the location of each meeting room and Local History. Local History staff handle the application/signature process necessary for meeting room reservations.

JPL floorplan with meeting rooms marked

Have you already decided what Meeting Room you would like to reserve? Click here to make your request to reserve a room.

See below for an in-depth description and a picture of each meeting room available for reservations. Meeting Rooms are available free of charge to any non-profit organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities. For-profit organizations or businesses can rent a room for non-commercial use, such as training seminars, etc., to which the public is not invited. Current fees for each room are below.

Conference Room 1: Located at the west end of the Lobby/Vending Area, the room has windows on the west and south sides overlooking the patio. Square-shaped room housing 6 rectangular tables with a seating capacity of 12-16 with tables and 40 without tables. Media includes white board, drop down screen, projector, Air Media and HDMI wall connection. Drinks and food are allowed. $50.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $100.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Conference room one view from the windows - Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2 (Dermott Room): Located near the self-check area in the lobby on north side, the room has one rectangular table with a seating capacity of 6-12. Media includes a large mounted video monitor, Air Media and HDMI wall connection. Drinks allowed, but no food. $50.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $100.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Dermontt Room - Conference Room 2 - Dermott Room - Conference Room 2

Unconference Room: Located on the east end of the lobby, the room has a glass wall overlooking the Adult Resource area and a window wall to the north overlooking the outdoor classroom. The room contains five comfortable chairs with a low table. Media includes a large mounted video monitor, Air Media and HDMI wall connection. Drinks allowed but no food. $50.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $100.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Unconference Room - Unconference Room

Community Room: Located on the south side of the building at the end of the Gallery. Large open room with 28 tables and a seating capacity of up to 150 with tables and 180 with chairs only. Equipment includes white boards, drop down screens, projectors, microphones, lectern, Air Media and HDMI connections. Room contains a kitchen-type area. Food and drinks allowed. $300.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $600.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Community Room East: Located on the south side of the building at the end of the Gallery, it is one half of the Community Room with the partition up. Large open room with 18 tables and a seating capacity of up to 80 with tables and 90 with chairs only. Equipment includes white board, drop down screen, projector, microphones, Air Media and HDMI connection. Food and drinks allowed. $150.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $300.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Community Room East - Community Room East

Community Room West: Located on the south side of the building at the end of the Gallery, it is one half of the Community Room with the partition up. Large open room with 18 tables and a seating capacity of up to 80 with tables and 90 with chairs only. Room contains a small kitchen-type area with a sink. Equipment includes white board, drop down screen, projector, microphones, lectern, Air Media and HDMI wall connection. Food and drinks allowed. $150.00 for half-day (4 hours or less) $300.00 for whole day (4+ hours)

Community Room West - Community Room West

To book a room click here to make your reservation