Meeting Rooms

The Library offers an auditorium, a conference room, and two small study rooms, which are intended primarily for Library use, including programs, meetings, and other activities.  When these rooms are not in use by the Library or the City, they may be used without charge, subject to the restrictions listed in the Library's Public Use of Meeting Rooms Policy.  

Reserving the Auditorium or Conference Room

Advance reservations are essential and can be made in person at the Adult and Youth Services question desk on the ground floor or by calling 217-367-4069.  After making a reservation, you will also need to complete an Agreement of Use which is available online or at the question desk.

The following items are available for use in the Lewis Auditorium:  130 chairs, 38 tables (30 tables are 6 feet long; 8 tables are 5 feet long), a lectern, a projection screen, an audio-visual cart with an extension cord, a ceiling-mounted projector, and a small grand piano.

The following items are available for use in the Satterthwaite Conference Room:  14 chairs, 4 tables (30" x 60"). 

Maximum occupancy by order of the Fire Marshall:  

  • Lewis Auditorium, 130
  • Satterthwaite Conference Room, 18

Reserving the Study Rooms     

Reservations can be made one week in advance at the second floor Reference Desk or by calling 217-367-4405.
  • On-the-spot reservations are possible if a study room is not in use.  
  • Rooms are available in two-hour blocks.  
  • Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted; no food, please.  
  • Laptops and sound equipment may be used so long as sounds are not audible outside the room.
  • Please protect your personal belongings; the Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items.   

The following items are available for use in the Study Rooms:  chairs, a table, and a white board.