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The Parnell Memorial Library Community Meeting Room is available for public rental. Applications and the full community room rental policy are available from the library. The below information is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee acceptance of application.

For rental inquiries please email the Library Director at lbartell@shelbycounty-al.org or call (205)665-9207 ext 3.

Parnell Memorial Library Community Room/Kitchen/Patio Rental Procedures


Regular Hours


For non-profit groups during regular operating hours:
  • Use of the Community Room is free for non-commercial purposes during the Library’s regular operating hours, provided there is no food or drink with the exception of bottled water; however, a $100 refundable security deposit is required for all groups.
  • If food is served, there is a $25 non-refundable fee that will be due one week prior to the event.
  • Special arrangements can be made for regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Application for use may be obtained from and returned to the Library.
For social gatherings during regular operating hours:
  • Use is not permitted
 For commercial organizations during regular operating hours:
  • Use of the Community Room carries a rental fee of $30 per hour in addition to a $100 refundable security deposit.
  • If food is served, there is a $25 non-refundable fee if kitchen is used due one week prior to the event.
  • Application for use may be obtained from and returned to the Library.

Outside Regular Operating Hours


Requests for rental of the Community Room/kitchen/patio during hours outside regular operating time must be made on the application form provided by the Library personnel and should accompany a deposit receipt and signed contract at least fourteen days in advance of the event.
There is a two hour minimum for rentals outside of regular operating hours.

Fee Schedule


  • A $300 refundable deposit
  • Non-profit groups - $30/hour rental fee
  • Social gatherings - $30/hour rental fee
  • Commercial organizations - $60 per hour rental fee
  • A $100 non-refundable facility fee ($150 for use of both areas)
  • A $400 refundable deposit is required if alcohol is served. Renter must arrange and pay for services of off-duty uniformed City of Montevallo police officer.

Refunds


All fees and deposits must be paid at Library before approval is given for the event. Deposit refunds will be issued by City Hall within 7-14 days following the event provided there is no damage. As per City of Montevallo policy, we do not accept checks.