Meeting room reservation services are unavailable while we make changes to our policies, procedures and software. Reservations made prior to February 13 remain valid. We expect to begin considering new reservation requests, following our new policies and procedures, in early April.
Changes we are making will result in much more limited availability for library meeting rooms than in the past. For more information about how those changes will affect your use of library meeting rooms, please see this article on our News page.
Payment Options (for reservations made before February 13, 2018)
Payment Options for Reservations Made Before February 13, 2018
If you have an approved reservation request, you have five days to make payment or the reservation is released. There are three ways to pay:
Pay online. Please have reservation confirmation number available.
Pay by mail via check or money order. Please be sure to include reservation confirmation number, and send to:
Bellingham Public Library, Attn: Community Room Coordinator
210 Central Avenue, CS-9710
Bellingham, WA 98227
Using the Community Rooms (for reservations made before February 13, 2018)
Using the Community Rooms for Reservations Made Before February 13, 2018
Community Room capacity limits are posted and must be followed.
No alcohol or smoking is allowed in Community Rooms or library property.
Safety concerns prohibit flammable materials or open flames in Community Rooms.
Illegal or potentially hazardous activities are not allowed in Community Rooms.
An appropriate number of competent adult sponsors or chaperones must accompany groups of minors or young children.
Community Room use must not disrupt or interfere with normal Library use.
Community Rooms are kept locked. At the Central Library, room users must stop at the Help Desk on the main floor to ask to have a room unlocked during open hours. We will make arrangements to provide a key card to unlock the room for use when the library is closed.
At the Fairhaven Branch, meeting room access is through the back door at the top of the ramp. The back door will be programmed to open for meeting room use when the library is closed.
Users are responsible for room set-up and take-down. Rooms must be left in their original configuration. If the room is left in disarray, there will be a charge of an extra half hour of Community Room rental time. Diagrams of the original room configuration are posted in each room.
Users will indicate their equipment needs on the Community Room Reservation form. Library staff are not available to operate the equipment. Instructions for use are posted on each piece of equipment.
The person who signs the Community Room Registration form is responsible for any damage to library property.
Abuse may result in loss of permission to use the Community Rooms.
The library is not responsible for loss or damage of materials or equipment owned by the group or individuals using the Community Rooms.