Conference Room and Training Center Policy

Conference Room and Training Center Policy

Please review the following before submitting a rental request.

1. The Law Library conference rooms and training centers may be rented by third parties for legal and court-related activities only. Conference rooms and training centers are rented in one-hour increments with training centers having a two-hour rental minimum.

2. Conference rooms and training centers open 15 minutes after the Library opens and close 30 minutes before the Library closes.

3. All fees are paid in full at the time the renter arrives to use the conference room or training center by cash or check payable to the Cook County Law Library.

4. A reservation is not complete until the renter receives confirmation. 

5. Rates are per hour; partial hours are charged as a full hour. There are no refunds for partial hour use.

6. If the renter does not vacate the room or center per the reservation time, the renter agrees to pay for any additional partial hour at the full hour charge.

7. Renters are responsible for payment of all usage time and for any damage or extra cleaning as determined by the Law Library.

8. Walk-ins may rent a room or center if available and upon completion of reservation request form and full payment of fees prior to use.

9. All users of the conference rooms or training centers agree to act in accordance with all policies and directives of staff including the Law Library’s “Rules of Use” and “Conference Room and Training Center Policy”.

10. Renter agrees to return all tables and chairs to their original locations and otherwise return the room to the condition it was in before the rental period.

11. Cancellation must be received by calling (312) 603-5131 or emailing no later than 9:00 a.m. the day of rental.  

12. If the renter does not arrive by 20 minutes after their reservation start time, the reservation will be forfeited.

13. The Law Library is not responsible for, nor shall it have any liability with regards to, the personal property that patrons bring into the library, including the conference rooms and training centers.    

14. The Law Library reserves the right to change or cancel reservations if an emergency or extreme situation occurs, or if a special program intervenes. In such case, as much notice as possible will be given.