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Hastings Public Library

Community and Study Rooms

Community Room

Fill out the Community Room Reservation Request Form to request the room for your event.
See the Community and Study Room Policies for all current policies and renter responsibilities.

Community Room Overview

The Community Room is a multipurpose space on the second floor of the library used by for both adult and children's programs. The room can also be reserved by non-profit and for-profit groups, including the attached rooftop patio.

Note: library sponsored events take priority for room reservations.

Community Room with tables in classroom setup, north facing

Community Room with tables in classroom setup, south facing

Rooftop Garden Patio showing tabels and chairs

Rooftop Garden Patio

Rooftop Garden patio Overlooking Thornapple Plaza

Rooftop Garden Patio View of Thornapple Plaza

Community Room Features

  • 46'x28' indoor space.
  • Outdoor patio space with 4 high-top tables, 4 chairs per table.
  • Seating inside for 200, chairs only.
  • Seating for up to 49 at 17 moveable tables (double the number if both sides of the tables are utilized).
  • Space can be divided in half to house two separate meetings.
  • Overhead projector and screen, Blu-ray/DVD player and laptop connection available.
  • Stove and refrigerator for storing and reheating food (no cooking is permitted).

Non-Profit Use

  • Non-profits may reserve space at no charge.
  • A non-refundable food fee will be charged if food is served. See Room Rates below for current fees.

Note: non-profits still pay hourly rental rates for after hours events.

For profit Use

  • For profit groups pay an hourly rental fee. This includes private parties, not only business events.
  • A refundable cleaning deposit will be taken if food is being served and will be returned after the room is checked for cleanup.
  • See Room Rates for current fees.

Room Rates

All room rental fees are Library Board approved and subject to change. Current fees as of July 2018 are included on the Community Room Reservation Request Form.

Community Room Reservations

Community Room reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Library sponsored events take priority for reservations.

Fill out the Community Room Reservation Request Form to request the room for your event.

Study Room

The Study Room is a small space on the ground floor of the library adjacent to the south entrance.

See the Community and Study Room Policies for all current policies and renter responsibilities.

Study Room FeaturesStudy Room with a desk and chairs

  • A small desk.
  • Two chairs.
  • Whiteboard (markers and eraser available on request).

The door can be closed to block most sound but one side of the room and door are glass and do not provide privacy.

Study Room Reservations

Fill out the Study Room Reservation Request Form to request a reservation.

If the room is not reserved, it is always available for walk-in use by any patron. If the room is reserved, the Michigan Room on the second floor is a great alternative space.

Note: the Michigan Room cannot be reserved by the public.

Study Room reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. The room can be reserved for recurring meetings one quarter at a time, meaning time-slots can be reserved from January to March, then from April to June, etc.

Reservations for each quarter can be made as of the last two weeks of the prior quarter.

Filed under: Community Room, Study Room
Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Phone: 269-945-4263
Fax: 269-948-3874

Library & Drive-thru Hours (effective June 14, 2021):

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm

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