Minocqua Public Library

Study Room Policy


  1. Purpose of Policy
  2. Room Accommodations
  • Reservation of Rooms
  1. Rules of Use


  1. Purpose of Policy

The Minocqua Public Library’s mission is to enrich our community by providing a welcoming and vibrant environment where all ages can explore, learn, grow and connect. In support of this mission, the library provides spaces appropriate for public gatherings and lends these spaces to groups and individuals in the community. This policy is intended to govern the free use of these spaces by non-library entities or individuals. The library does not endorse the policies, activities or the views expressed by any group or organization during a meeting or event.

  1. Room Accommodations

The library has study rooms available with seating for a maximum of six (6) individuals in each room. The purpose of the study rooms is to have space where small groups can meet for study and discussion or where individuals can converse using remote technology. People using the room should keep in mind that the library is a public facility. Behavior that is disruptive to regular operations of the library or which could possibly be dangerous to library users or library staff will not be tolerated.

The library also has a history/genealogy room which may be used by individuals or groups on a more limited basis due to its primary use as a study and research area.

  • Reservation of Rooms
  • The library reserves the right to cancel a reservation by the general public whenever the room is needed for library purposes. In addition, the library reserves the right to cancel reservations due to unexpected community needs or an emergency situation.
  • Study rooms must be reserved before use. Advance or walk-in reservations are acceptable and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • A group or individual may reserve no more than two (2) meetings per week for a maximum of three (3) months. If additional time is required, a new request must be submitted.
  • A person must be 14 years of age to occupy a study room. Patrons younger than 14 must have a responsible adult present in the library at all times.
  • Patrons are expected to vacate the room if another reservation is scheduled for the room.
  • There is a two (2) hour time limit for study room use to accommodate all users. This time limit may be extended at the discretion of library staff for activities (such as test taking) with specific time requirements, and if no individual or group is waiting to use the room.
  • The library may partner with other organizations (government agencies, non-profits, etc.) and book the study rooms for outreach purposes, if the library director or the assistant director determines the outreach function fits within the library’s mission. No sales, donations or solicitations may be involved.
  • The history/genealogy room may not be reserved, but may be used with permission of library staff. The history room door must remain open unless given special permission by library staff.


  1. Rules of Use
  • The study rooms are intended for the purposes of quiet study and discussion
  • Allow library staff to enter the room at any time
  • Do not disrupt the use of the library by others
  • Do not exceed maximum room capacity
  • Leave area neat, clean and in an orderly fashion

Approved by Library Board: 7/2011; revised7/2014; revised 10/2016; revised 4/2018, revised 1/2020; revised 7/2022