Aalfs Downtown Library
529 Pierce Street
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
*Temporarily Closed for Renovation

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm

Requests or Suggestions?

Sioux City Public Library Gleeson Room Reservation Form

Please complete the following information to request a reservation for the Gleeson Room at the Sioux City Aalfs Downtown Library. 

NOTE** Filling out the form does NOT guarantee availability!

In this section, you will enter information about the meeting and people / organizations sponsoring it.

In this section, you will enter your contact information, or the information of the responsible party.

Email Confirmation

In this section you will enter details about the physical arrangement of the meeting room.

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The Aalfs Downtown Library Gleeson Room

529 Pierce Street – 255-2933 ext. 2211
Seating Capacity : 85 persons theatre style
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Meetings in the
Gleeson Room may extend until 9:00 p.m. if arranged at the time of booking.)
Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays between the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Gleeson Meeting Room Policy

1. The meeting rooms will be reserved, on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability, when a signed copy of the meeting room reservation form is returned to the Library. The person in charge of the meeting must sign the form, thereby agreeing to follow established guidelines. The SNB Room, which requires no set-up instructions, may be booked by calling the Library at 712-255-2933 ext. 2231.


2. A reservation form must be completed for each booking date. Reservations are confirmed once a copy of the reservation form is returned in person or an email confirmation is sent from the Library. Bookings will be accepted up to twelve months in advance. If adverse weather conditions result in the closing of the Library, the meeting rooms will also be closed. Please call ahead if weather conditions are questionable.


3. Priority use is given to Library-sponsored events.


4. Meetings in the Gleeson Room and the Garretson Hall are not private and must be open to the public. Meeting rooms are not intended for personal social events. Meetings will be posted on the Library’s web page. Organizations may not charge admission fees other than membership dues. Exceptions may be made, at the discretion of the Library Director, for educational courses.


5. There is no charge for non-profit organizations to use the room. For-profit organizations with a Sioux City address may use the Gleeson Room or Garretson Hall for a fee of $35.00 per meeting. For-profit organizations that do not have a Sioux City address may use the meeting rooms for a fee of $70 per meeting.


6. Organizations are responsible for the cost of repairing damage to furniture, furnishings, equipment, and fixtures, or for special cleaning which is cleaning beyond normal vacuuming or trash removal. The Library will bill organizers for the cost of repairs and $25/hour for special cleaning.


7. Attendees will need to leave the building at Library closing time. Meetings held in the Gleeson Room may extend up to one hour past closing time on weekdays if arrangements are made at the time of booking. Groups will be billed $25.00 for not vacating the room by closing time if previous arrangements have not been made. Access to the Gleeson Room before 9:00 a.m. weekdays may be available if arrangements are made at the time of booking. The SNB Room and the Garretson Hall are available only during Library open hours (and not before the Library opens to the public).


8. Refreshments may be served in the Gleeson Room and the Garretson Hall. Beverages in covered containers are allowed in the SNB Room. The Library has no food service equipment available for public use.


9. The Library, the Library Board of Trustees, or the City of Sioux City are not responsible for accidents, damage, or loss of individual property incurred by groups or individuals while using the meeting rooms. The Library cannot be responsible for property left in the Library.


10. Conduct in the Library Policy provisions apply.

  • Smoking or alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Use of hazardous materials or open flames is prohibited.
  • Excessive noise that interferes with others' use of the Library is not allowed and may be cause for asking the group to leave.


11. The fact that an organization is permitted to meet at the Library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of that group's policies or beliefs. Groups may not use the Sioux City Public Library name in any way that implies Library endorsement or sponsorship of the group's activities.


Tips for Use of the Library's Public Meeting Rooms


Public WiFi and Audiovisual Equipment Preparation

  • Request meeting room equipment in advance of a scheduled meeting, preferably when you make your reservation.
  • Laptop computers are not provided by the Library. 
  • Users should test personal devices with the Library projector for compatibility and general use instructions. Some laptops may not be compatible with Library equipment.
  • Apple products, particularly, require an adaptor cord for use with the projector; that adaptor is not provided by the Library.
  • Technical support personnel are not provided. Staff will turn on the requested Library equipment.
  • Extension cords are not furnished by the Library. There are two electrical outlets in the Gleeson Room at the Aalfs Downtown Library, at the front and back of the room.
  • The Library offers shared WiFi that is shared with all Library patrons. Connection speed or connecting to a particular site cannot be guaranteed.


  • At the Aalfs Downtown Library, visitor parking is available in the parking lot (west of the Library) and on the street which is metered from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Parking in the downtown ramps is recommended for weekday meetings that will last more than one hour. The closest ramps are Rivers Landing, located on the corner of Fifth and Douglas Streets, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Transportation Center, located on the corner of Sixth and Nebraska Streets. Both ramps are connected to the Library via the skywalk system. More information on hourly rates and methods of payment can be found at www.sioux-city.org.
  • The Morningside Branch offers free parking in a surface parking lot west of the Library.


  • To avoid special cleaning and damage charges, we recommend that groups avoid:.
    • decorations that are taped to the walls
    • glitter and confetti
    • sprinkles
    • food or drink with dark coloring that may stain the tables or carpets (for example, red punch)
    • the use of glue or tacks
  • Only dry erase markers provided by the Library may be used on dry erase boards
  • The Library has easels available on which to place posters or pictures; these may be booked at the time of the meeting. No easel paper is provided.

Signs for Meetings

  • The Library offers a freestanding sign post that may be used in the atrium of the Downtown Library or the Morningside Branch for the duration of your meeting. Sign posts may be requested prior to the meeting.
  • Signs promoting or announcing meetings are not permitted on the outside of the Library buildings, outside doors, or other locations inside the Library, which includes the doors to the meeting room.

Suggestions for Additional Meeting Venues

  • Hotels, motels, and restaurants
  • The Sioux City Public Museum (712-279-6174)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (712-274-6400)