Community Room

The Tolono Public Library offers public usage of its community room at no charge. This room provides seating for up to 40 adults and 60 children (21 ft. 6 inches by 29 ft. 3 inches). All events held in the Community Room are open to the public. Use the form below to submit a request for use. Please note that requests are not finalized until a staff member has made contact to confirm the reservation.


The room is equipped with a kitchenette to handle light refreshments. A flat screen TV, DVD player, Blu-ray/4K player, projector, and pull down screen are available for use, with advanced notice. Internet connections and free Wi-Fi are also provided. Library staff will provide the Wi-Fi password. Tables and chairs are also available for use and can be arranged as needed. However, the room must be returned to the original arrangement when use has ended. Parking is available in front of the library, but additional parking is available in the lot across the street.


Groups or individuals wishing to use the room must fill out a Community Room application. Once the application has been submitted, a library staff member will make contact to confirm the reservation. Reservations are not confirmed until a staff member has made contact with the group or individual requesting the room. This space can be reserved up to 12 months in advance. Community Room applications can be found at the front circulation desk in the library, or by downloading it here. Please notify the library if you need to cancel the room reservation.


There are some restrictions for use of the community room. To determine if your group is eligible to use the room, please review the Community Room Policy form attached to the application  Once the form has been completed please email or fax your application to 217-485-3088.  Once your application has been approved you will be notified via email or phone.  If you have questions, please contact the Library Director, Janet Cler at or 217-485-5558. Use of the Community Room does not constitute Tolono Public Library endorsement of viewpoints expressed by participants in a program.

In addition, Tolono Public Library has a small tutoring/study room available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please inquire about this space at the circulation desk.

Community Room Policy
Download and Print Policy

Apply to Use Community Room
Download and Print Application