Community Meeting Rooms

Mesa County Libraries (MCL) support the free and open exchange of ideas on a wide range of subjects of interest to the community. To that end, the library provides meeting space free of charge for local public use regardless of beliefs or affiliations.

  • Community rooms have a larger capacity than study rooms
  • Can be reserved for the current or upcoming month

Community Room Reservation Process

  1. Read the Guidelines for Use of Community Rooms and the Meeting Room Policy.
  2. Call the appropriate library branch to check availability of the room for time and date needed (Central, Fruita or Palisade).  See the calendar below for Central Mesa and Monument rooms.
  3. Fill out the online Request for Use of MCPLD Community Room(s) and User Agreement Form below.

    • If you are having difficulty with the online form, please download the print version, fill it out, save it and then email the completed form to:  You can also print and take it to the library branch where you wish to make a room reservation (copies of the form are also available at the Central Library, and Fruita and Palisade branches).
  • For questions about Community meeting rooms, please call 970-243-4442 or email


Central Library
443 N. 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-243-4442 or email

View Calendar for Mesa/Monument Rooms

View Calendar for Idea Lab

Mesa Room and Monument Room / Capacity 11-60: (50-120 combined)

  • The Monument Room has a small sink
  • WiFi, built-in projector/screen, audio capabilities and whiteboard in both rooms
  • Chairs and tables are provided (please note we do not provide set up or take down)

Idea Lab / Capacity 2-10: (formerly Study Room C – downstairs)

  • Smart TV that allows for instant screen sharing and sound (see downstairs Information Desk for remote if booked as a Community Room)
  • Whiteboard wall
  • Can also be booked as a study room if not needing the Smart TV and if needed for less than 2 hours. Inquire at the Information Desk, call 970-243-4442, or email if you wish to use it as a study room


Fruita Branch
324 N. Coulson
Fruita, CO 81521
970-858-7703 or email
View Calendar

  • Capacity is 20
  • Video projection capabilities and whiteboard available. There is also a sink and small counter
  • Chairs and tables

Palisade Branch
119 W. 3rd Street
Palisade, CO 81526
970-464-7557 or email
View Calendar

  • Capacity is 20.
  • 42″ flat screen TV available
  • Chairs and tables


Guidelines for Use of Community Rooms

Eligibility/Conditions for Use

  • Reservations require a 24-hour minimum advance notice
  • All Community Room users must abide by the Library Code of Conduct and Meeting Room Policy
  • In exchange for use of the Community Rooms, the reserving patron will leave their Driver’s License with the information desk at the top of stairs (nonfiction area) and be present for the duration of the event
  • Please note the capacity for each room–if you have fewer attendees than the required minimum, please book a study room instead
  • Must be at least 18 years old to reserve a Community Room
  • Room reservations are open to Mesa County residents with an adult library account in good standing (not expired, fines under $10, no digital access only cards)
  • The name and signature on the application must match the library card account provided
  • Reservations for Community Rooms can only be made for the current or upcoming month
  • An organization or individual may reserve a community room once per month
  • Time for set-up and clean-up for the Community Rooms must be included in the reservation time and within the library’s regular hours of operation
  • Rooms must be completely vacated :15 minutes prior to library closing time
  • Community Room reservations will be cancelled if the group or person is not present after a period of 15 minutes from the reservation start time
  • The library will not provide advertising for your event unless it is a library-sponsored event

Equipment and Supplies Availability

  • Rooms can not be set-up prior to the library opening or the day before 
  • Wireless internet is available throughout the library
  • Library Staff will not be available for equipment operation during meetings or programs
  • Groups using library-owned audio/visual equipment will be responsible for any damage or loss
  • The library does not provide laptops, dvd players, Apple TVs, or any other peripheral equipment beyond a projector, screen and connecting cables
  • Supplies such as dry-erase markers, staplers, and tape will not be provided by the Library

Community Room Checkout/Condition

  • The person reserving the room will meet with a staff person before and after an event to determine the state of the room
  • The Library does not provide room set-up or take-down, and all groups are responsible for returning the Community Room to the condition in which it was found
  • Groups shall not tape, glue, tack, or attach items on walls
  • Groups will be responsible for damage to rooms, equipment, or furnishings beyond normal wear and tear
  • Storage for the property of the organization or individuals is not provided before or after the reservation period
  • There is a vacuum cleaner in each Community Room closet for patrons to use after their events
  • The reserving patron agrees to pay a cleaning charge ($50.00 minimum) should the meeting room not be left in a satisfactory condition

Food and Drinks

  • Light refreshments may be served in the Community Rooms

Post Event

  • Clean and stack chairs on dollies
  • If stacking chairs along the wall, don’t stack them more than three chairs high
  • Clean and stack tables in the closets
  • Clean counter top (Monument room only)
  • Gather trash into the proper receptacles
  • Vacuum the floor

Combined Calendar for Central Library Mesa & Monument Rooms

Use these to get a general idea of room availability before submitting your requested date (use the down arrow in top-right corner to choose specific rooms, if desired).

Reservations can be made within the following time frames for the Mesa and Monument Rooms:

M-Th: 9am to 7:45pm
Fri: 9am to 5:45pm
Sat: 9am to 4:45pm
Sun: 1pm to 4:45pm (Sept to May only)


Request for Use of MCPLD Community Room(s) and User Agreement

  • Reservations for Community Rooms can only be made for the current or upcoming month--one use per month per organization/individual.
  • Mesa and Monument Rooms are nearly identical, but Monument Room has a sink.
  • Generally only needed if using both rooms
  • We suggest 15 minutes minimum set-up time; 30 minutes if you have audio/video needs.Not applicable to the Idea Lab.
  • Includes take-down/clean-up. Room(s) must be vacated 15 minutes prior to closing time. Not applicable to the Idea Lab.
  • Staff Use Only

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If you have questions about reservations and use of Community Rooms, please call 970-243-4442 or email