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Meeting room conditions of use

See our meeting room forms for commercial users and community users (PDF).

LINC Tasmania promotes lifelong learning opportunities in welcoming and supportive environments. As part of the Department of Education, urban and regional libraries serve as community hubs and are designed to provideincreased access to education and training. Library sites support community learning by providing meeting rooms and facilities at affordable cost.

Rooms are offered for hire on the basis that meetings or events are open to the community, and promote educational, information, cultural, social or recreational outcomes. Community Users may be prioritised.

Hirers have access to the site’s toilet facilities, and normally to any kitchen facilities at the site. Tables and chairs are provided; IT and audio visual equipment may also be available for hire.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Bookings and payment

  1. Bookings must be made using the Room Hire Agreement form.
  2. Bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event, or eight weeks in the case of events outside library regular opening hours. The hire fee is payable at the time of booking.
  3. The Hirer must nominate a contact person who is over 18 years of age and will be present throughout the event.
  4. A confirmation will be emailed to the Hirer’s nominated contact person.
  5. A ‘community benefit’ discount rate is applicable where the Hirer is a not-for-profit organisation or a body incorporated under the Associations Act 1964. The Hirer may be asked to provide proof of their status for this purpose.
  6. The Hirer should notify the library site as soon as possible if they need to cancel or reschedule. Fees paid at the time of booking will not be reimbursed within 48 hours of the event
  7. The library manager’s approval must be obtained in advance if admission is to be charged to attendees, alcohol is to be served and/or items offered for sale. Alcohol must not be served to people under the age of 18 years. Any required permits or licenses and all associated risks will be the responsibility of the Hirer.
  8. Any costs associated with the use of facilities outside site opening hours will be charged to the Hirer. This may include library staff or security services required onsite. Such arrangements must be agreed prior to booking.
  9. The Hirer over-running a booking beyond library opening hours may be billed for staff attendance or security services.
  10. The library reserves priority use of its facilities at all times, and in rare instances may cancel a scheduled booking. The library site reserves the right to cancel any booking if the intended use is found to be in conflict with the Conditions of Use. The library manager or their
    delegate is the final authority in granting or refusing permission for the use of meeting rooms.
  11. Facilities and equipme​nt

  12. Access to kitchen facilities is included in meeting room charges; The Hirer must provide their own supplies (tea,
    coffee, milk, sugar etc).
  13. Tables and chairs are available at no additional cost. Furniture and equipment specified and available at the time of booking will be provided. Set-up is the responsibility of the Hirer. The Hirer must ensure that furniture and equipment is returned to original locations at the end of the hire period.
  14. Fixed equipment will be provided as part of the hire fee. Additional fees may be charged for the use of other equipment. The Hirer’ requirements should be specified at the time of booking.
  15. The Hirer must ensure that the room is left clean and tidy and that any damage or spills are reported to the site Manager. The cost of additional cleaning or repairs to damage resulting from the use will be charged to the Hirer.
  16. Keys must be returned promptly and in a secure manner. The Hirer will be required to meet any costs incurred if keys are lost or building security is compromised.
  17. The Hirer requiring internet where no wireless access if provided, may hire a networked library computer. The library accepts no responsibility for internet accessibility or liability for the Hirer’ equipment.
  18. The Hirer is responsible for obtaining the relevant licences to cover their use of recorded music and songs, films, and television broadcasts in library facilities. Information and licences are available from:
    Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) 16 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Locked Bag 5000, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 02 9935 7900,, Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) Level 4, 1117 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 PO Box Q20, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230 02 8569 1100,,
  19. Responsible behaviour

  20. It is the Hirer's responsibility to ensure orderly behaviour at the event and adequate supervision. If noise or participant behaviour creates problem to users, staff or neighbours, the library reserves the right to call police and/or to immediately terminate the hire. Hire fees will not be refunded in such a circumstance.
  21. The Hirer may arrange their own event catering on the understanding that kitchen facilities may be limited, may be shared with other users, and may be unavailable on occasions. The Hirer must ensure that kitchen facilities and all equipment are left clean and in good condition, otherwise additional cleaning or replacement charges may be incurred. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to ensure that caterers are aware of the Conditions of Use and that all catering arrangements comply with food safety regulations.
  22. Smoking in any part of the library site, including the grounds, is prohibited.
  23. Insurance and liability

  24. The Hirer must hold in respect of each Hire Period a policy of public liability insurance with an insurer (lawfully carrying on insurance business in Australia) for an amount of not less than $20,000,000.00” unless otherwise negotiated and agreed in writing with the Director LINC Tasmania.
  25. The Hirer indemnifies the Crown, the Secretary of the Department of Education, the Director of LINC Tasmania and the LINC Tasmania site against all present and future legal liability, claims or proceedings for:
    (a) personal injury to, or death of, a third party;
    (b) either or both loss of, or damage to, property of a third party; and
    (c) financial loss of a third party;
    arising from, or attributable to, the Hirer’s occupation or use of the Facilities or the Hirer’s rights and entitlements under this Agreement.
  26. The Hirer waives all present and future rights to claim against the Crown, the Secretary of the Department of Education, the Director of LINC Tasmania and the LINC Tasmania site for
    (a) personal injury to, or death of, the Hirer;
    (b) either or both loss of, or damage to, any of the Hirer’s property; and
    (c) financial loss to the Hirer;
    arising from, or attributable to, the Hirer’s occupation or use of the Facilities.
  27. The indemnities and waiver in clauses 22 and 23
    (a) do not extend to liability caused by the wrongful (including negligent) act or omission of the Crown in Right of Tasmania, the the Secretary of the Department of Education, the Director of LINC Tasmania and the LINC Tasmania site
    (b) are continuing obligations of the Hirer, separate and independent from any other obligations; and
    (c) survive the termination of this Agreement;
  28. If the Hirer is an unincorporated association or other unincorporated body, the responsibility for the observance of the conditions of hire and liability for meeting the costs and expenses of any damage or other expenses or other expenses rest with the person or persons signing this Agreement and in the case of more persons than one, the liability is joint and several.”