Libraries Offer Technology Options for Virtual Meetings

By Erin Horan

Do you need technology for a virtual meeting or court hearing?

Multiple libraries across Northeast Ohio offer study rooms where you can attend or conduct virtual meetings through platforms like Zoom, MS Teams and WebEx. Below is a list of the libraries offering virtual meeting space services:

Ashtabula County

  • Andover Public Library: To reserve virtual meeting space, first call 440-293-6792 and tell the librarian you are interested in reserving a room and would like to schedule an in-person library visit. Once the reservation is complete, you will have access to virtual meeting options when visiting the library. The Andover Public Library has recently expanded services to include a video conferencing station.

Cuyahoga County

  • Cleveland Public Library: Select Cleveland Library branches will soon have virtual meeting rooms thanks to support from the NFL Foundation.
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library System: 19 branches have study rooms available. Click here to watch a video explaining how to reserve and use them. Each room can be reserved 1 week in advance for up to 2 hours during regular library hours. Each room has a computer, speakers, microphone, webcam, and keyboard. You need to have a library account to use this equipment. Click here for more information and a complete list of library branches offering conferencing rooms. The County library also has virtual Zoom Rooms. If you have a computer and internet connection, but not a Zoom license, you can book a virtual Zoom “room” using the County library license. Click here for more information and click here for an instructional video on how to use the Zoom license.
  • Lakewood Public Library – Main Branch: To reserve a virtual meeting space, first call 216-226-8275 and ask to speak with the reference desk, and then a supervisor. From there, you will be able to reserve a room. Once you make the reservation, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when you go to the room at your reservation time.
  • Westlake Porter Public Library: To reserve a virtual meeting space, first call 440-871-2600 and ask to speak with adult services. Let them know you would like to register to reserve a room. Once the reservation is complete, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when you enter the room at your assigned time. Walk-in reservations are also available, but space may be limited.

Geauga County

  • Geauga County Library – Bainbridge Branch: To reserve a virtual meeting space, first call 440-543-5611 and ask to speak with the reference desk. From there, you can reserve a room. Once the reservation is complete, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when visiting the library.
  • Geauga County Public Library – Chardon Branch: To reserve space for a virtual meeting, first call 440-285-7601 and ask to speak with the reference desk. From there, you will be able to reserve a room. Once the reservation is complete, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when visiting the library.
  • Geauga County Public Library – Geauga West Branch: To reserve virtual meeting space, first call 440-729-4250 and ask to speak with the reference desk. From there, you will be able to reserve a room. Once you make the reservation, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when visiting the library.
  • Geauga County Public Library – Middlefield Branch: To reserve a space for a virtual meeting, first call 440-632-1961 and ask to speak with the reference desk. From there, you will be able to reserve a room. Once you make the reservation, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when you visit the library.
  • Geauga County Public Library – Thompson Station: To reserve a virtual meeting space, first call 440-632-1961 and ask to speak with the reference desk. From there, you will be able to reserve a room. Once the reservation is complete, you will have access to virtual meeting technology when visiting the library.

Lake County

  • Madison Public Library: This library has 13 Chromebooks and 6 Windows laptops available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any member of the library can use them as long as they first sign an equipment waiver.
  • Mentor Libraries: To reserve a virtual meeting space click here to fill out their online application. The rooms are available for two-hour time slots and have to be reserved by an adult. Once you fill out the application you will receive meeting information for a Zoom room.
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Libraries: This library allows adult members to check out a Chromebook computer and internet hotspot for 14 days with a library card and photo ID.

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