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Hastings Public Library

Community and Study Rooms

Community Room

July 2020: Until further notice, no rooms can be reserved and no meetings held at the Library due to COVID-19.

Just need to request the 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

Community Room

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

Rooftop Garden Patio

Rooftop Garden Patio

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 with laptop connection available.
  • Stove and refrigerator for storing and reheating food (no cooking is permitted).

Rooftop Garden patio Overlooking Thornapple Plaza

Rooftop Garden Patio View of Thornapple Plaza

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.
  • 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 below 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

  • 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

If the room is not reserved, it is always available for walk-in use by any patron. If the room is reserved, many patrons find the Michigan Room on the second floor to be 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.

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

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Location & Hours

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

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The Drive-thru is OPEN!

The inside of Library is closed to the public except for computer reservations. Call for information.

Drive-thru and Computer Hours (effective November 30, 2020)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday:
10:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday:
10:00am - 2:00pm

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