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Videorecording and Live Cablecasts

Equipment in Meeting Room A enables non-profit organizations holding meetings in Meeting Room A to have their meeting videotaped or shown live on The Library Channel, however, prior approval is required and the meeting must follow established guidelines.


Use of the video production equipment in Meeting Room A is limited to specific City of Iowa City staff and trained staff of Public Access Television, Inc (PATV). Non-profit organizations must arrange for an authorized individual to run the equipment during their meeting. Technical assistance from Library staff cannot be guaranteed, but will be provided when possible. Programs videotaped in Meeting Room A must follow the general Meeting Room Guidelines. Events must be free and open to the public.

Live Cablecast

Approval will be given for programs that have a broad community appeal if they can be accommodated without major disruption to the Library's program schedule. Programs shown live will not be re-cablecast. All live cablecasts will end at Library close; however, use of production equipment may continue with meeting room use as dictated by our Meeting Room Policy [PDF].

All live cablecasts must follow our Cable Television Channel Programming Policy [PDF] and Policy on Meeting Room and Lobby Use [PDF].

How to Arrange for Videorecording/Cablecast

  1. Request Meeting Room A online or at the Help Desk.
  2. Once your meeting has been approved, non-profit organizations and City Departments should contact the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office at 319.356.5454 to arrange for equipment use.
  3. After contacting the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office, contact the ICPL AV Librarian at 319.887.6024.

**All arrangements for videorecording and cablecasts must be made at least 14 days in advance.**