Conference Room Policy
The State Law Library has one conference room primarily for the use of the Law Library in conducting staff meetings and programs that enrich and extend Law Library service to the community. When this room is not in use by the Law Library, it is available without charge to any governmental agency, judicial body, bar association, non-profit organization, or attorney licensed to practice law by a state or federal bar.
Because there is no fee for the use of the conference room, the Law Library requires that no admission fees or donations be assessed to attendees. Users of the conference room are permitted to distribute educational materials and collect a fee to recover the cost of production and printing of that material.
Fundraising events to benefit the State Law Library, sponsored by the State Law Library or the Friends of the State Law Library, are specifically permitted under this policy.
Conference room use may not interfere with the normal operation of the Law Library, and the Law Library reserves the right to review, accept, or reject any or all requests for conference room use. Use of the conference room will not be granted for meetings which are partisan or commercial (having personal or business profits as a chief aim for the meeting) in their purpose.
The library's conference room is 16' by 20' and is located on the ground floor. As configured, the room seats 8 people. The room can hold a maximum of 24 people with chairs or 15 people with chairs and tables. For more than 8 people, the group making the reservation will set up the room as necessary. Scheduled time must include set up and break down. The room must be put back into the original configuration. The library has a speaker phone available for use. It must be requested when scheduling the room to ensure its availability.
Conference Room Regulations
- Scheduling is on "first come, first served" basis by contacting the Law Library at (512) 463-1722.
- Organizations or individuals scheduling the conference room are required to state the purpose of the meeting.
- A contact person and phone number must be provided.
- The conference room is reserved in blocks of one hour. Indicate the amount of time needed.
- Meetings must be concluded 1 hour prior to closing of the Law Library.
- Organizations or individuals are fully responsible for any damages to the room or its contents. Damages are based upon actual repair or replacement costs.
- The organization or individual using the conference room is responsible for setting up chairs and tables provided by the Law Library.
- Supplies such as note paper, flip chart pads, pencils, pens, etc. must be provided by those reserving the conference room. The library does not make these available.
- Nails, thumbtacks, or other damage-causing hardware shall not be used in the conference room for the purpose of attaching decorations or visual aids.
- Library-owned projection equipment may be borrowed, subject to availability.
- Kitchen facilities are not available. Already prepared refreshments are permitted.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the Law Library.
- Smoking is not permitted in the Law Library.
- No unlawful, hazardous, or dangerous activities may be conducted in the Law Library.
- No open flames of any kind are allowed in the Law Library.
- The conference room must be left in a clean, sanitary, and orderly condition. The room must be returned to its original configuration. Failure to do so could result in the organization or individual being prohibited from using the Law Library's conference room in the future.
- Storage of materials before or after the reserved time is prohibited. The Law Library assumes no responsibility for materials belonging to the organization or individual or liability for loss or damages.