WHPL Events & Programs Policy

As of JULY 2011

  1. The Woods Hole Public Library meeting rooms are to be used primarily for Library sponsored activities and functions. Programs of the Library and the Woods Hole Historical Museum and Collection, a division of the Library, receive priority in scheduling. Nonprofit groups with prior permission may use the meeting rooms for programs of an educational, cultural or civic nature.
  2. Facilities are not available for profit making, partisan political, or religious purposes.
  3. No use of the meeting rooms will be allowed which is likely to disturb Library patrons, impede Library staff from performing their usual duties, or endanger the Library building or collection.
  4. The Board of Trustees of the Woods Hole Public Library reserves the right to reject a reservation request if the anticipated meeting is likely to be disruptive or disorderly. In considering a reservation request, the Trustees may take into consideration the history of the applicant’s past use of meeting facilities as well as other available information.
  5. The Board of Trustees will make final determination regarding applications for use of the facilities and about allowing exceptions to the stated policy.