Meeting Rooms Policy

Please Call the Library at (603)516-6050 to reserve a room.

The Library provides public meeting space for community groups and organizations in Dover and the area. The Dover Public Library endorses the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights which states: Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations or individuals or groups requesting their use.

The Dover Public Library has three meeting rooms of varying sizes. Non-profit organizations may use the rooms at no cost. (Note: proof of non-profit status may be required.)

  • The Lecture Hall has a maximum capacity of ninety persons. For profit-making organizations, the fee for this room, per use, is $60.00.

  • The Trustees Room holds 12 comfortably and the fee for profit-making organizations is $30.00 per use.

  • There is no charge for a tutor and student to use the Learning Center Free reservations can be made by calling 603-516-6050 to book this room.

All usage fees must be paid in advance.

  • Checks should be sent in advance to: Circulation Desk, Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St., Dover, NH 03820.
  • Payment must be received at least one week before the meeting is scheduled or the room may be rebooked for another group’s use.
  • Organizations not pre-paid will be denied use of the meeting room.
  • The Library will not invoice organizations, but will supply a receipt for fees paid.
  • The Library will not refund usage fees if a group fails to show up for their booking, but will allow the group to change the date of their meeting (and reapply the paid fee) if the schedule allows.

Call 603-516-6050 to check with staff about room availability up to one month in advance of desired use. When reserving the Lecture Hall, please indicate if you have special set up requests. Users may need to set up for their event, as necessary, tables and chairs are stored in the room. When booking the room, organizers might want to request extra set-up time to ensure there is enough time.

Read the Full Meeting Rooms Policy here.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees
Revised September 7, 2023
Dover Public Library