Meeting Room Rentals

Liquor Licence

Alcohol consumption is restricted to hours that the Library is closed and confined to the meeting rooms. The renting group is responsible for obtaining the liquor licence and following its regulations. A liquor licence is required whenever liquor is served; a copy of the licence must be given to Security staff or Branch Library staff.

Publicity and Signage

Publicity and signs, provided by the organization, must not give the impression that the Library sponsors the event. All signs must be professional, placed in the display stand provided, and removed immediately after the program.


Smoking is prohibited at all library locations.

Freedom of Information

Personal information required on Library forms is for statistical or registration purposes only. Such information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act, 1984, and will be used to facilitate the daily activities of the Library.

Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to the Director, Public Service and Community Development, 55 York Blvd., Box 2700, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4.

Central Library Restrictions

Only an outside caterer may serve food and beverage in the Auditorium (Hamilton-Wentworth Rooms). All food and equipment is to be removed within the booking period.

Rentals include only the meeting room and any equipment; the lobby may be neither booked nor used by a group as part of the meeting space. The loading dock are not available for public use.

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