What size are the rooms and what equipment is available?
There are six meeting rooms available for public use. For details on occupancy limits and equipment available see Library Meeting Rooms Information.
How do I submit a request?
You can submit a request online at any time by visiting our online reservation request and clicking on the Submit a Room Request button at the top of the page. Once you submit your request, you will receive an automated email letting you know your request was received and will be confirmed within 72 hours.
Reservations can also be made in person or by phone, please contact the Administration Office.
Please note: Reservation requests may be submitted no more than 90 days in advance of the requested event date. Additionally, Salem Public Library is not able to accommodate requests received fewer than 72 hours in advance.
Meeting Room Policy for Salem Public Library
Do I need to include setup and tear-down time?
Yes. Requests must include any setup and tear-down time you will need for your event. The Salem Public Library does not provide equipment or furniture setup, cleaning, or technology troubleshooting services for room reservations.
I submitted my request. Now what?
Once you submit your request, you should expect to receive a confirmation email with payment details within 72 hours. Please note that your reservation is not complete until you receive this confirmation email.
How do I pay for my reservation?
Once your reservation request is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with payment details. You can pay reservation fees at the Check Out Desk on Floor 2 of the Main Library or by mailing a check to the Main Library. The Main Library is located at 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR, 97301. Checks can be made out to Salem Public Library. At this time, Salem Public Library is unable to take payments over the phone or online.
When do I need to pay for my reservation?
All reservation fees must be paid in full by 4:00 PM on the day before the reservation occurs. If payment is not received by this time, your reservation may be canceled and you may be charged a percentage of any outstanding fees.
What do I do when I arrive for my reservation?
When you arrive, you can head straight to the room you have reserved. It will be unlocked and ready for you upon arrival.
Is there a cleaning policy?
Yes. All meeting room users must leave the facilities in clean condition. All rooms are equipped with basic cleaning supplies. If rooms are not left in clean condition, Salem Public Library can assess a minimum cleaning fee of $25. Meeting room users will be charged at cost if facilities or equipment are damaged.
How do I make changes to or cancel my reservation?
Please contact the Library’s Administration Office.