Room Rental

The Library has meeting and conference rooms available to the public for non-commercial uses. The Community Meeting Room and Small Meeting Room can be reserved online. The complete details of policies regarding the use of conference and meeting rooms can be found in the Policies of the Board.

Conference Rooms

Children’s Public Conference Room
The Children’s Public Conference Room is intended for quiet study, group study, and tutoring. It is also occasionally used for Library sponsored programs or as a staff workspace.

  • Groups using the space must be made up–at least in part–of children under the age of twelve.
  • Reservations will be accepted as much as seven days in advance of use.
  • Reservations may be for as long as two hours.
  • Up to six individuals are permitted to use the Children’s Public Conference Room at the same time.

Call (847) 448-8610 or stop by the Children’s Room (First Floor) to make a reservation.

Reference Conference Rooms
The Reference Conference Rooms on the third floor are intended for quiet group study and tutoring. Conference Room users must register at the Library’s Technology Desk (Third Floor).

  • Reservations will be accepted as much as seven days in advance of use.
  • A Conference Room may be reserved for as long as three hours of use.
  • A minimum of two and a maximum of six individuals are permitted to use a conference room at the same time.
  • Groups using a Reference Conference Room must be made up at least in part of people over twelve years of age.

Call (847) 448-8636 or stop by the Technology Desk (Third Floor) to make a reservation.

Loft Conference Rooms
The Loft Conference Rooms in the Library’s teen space are intended for group study and work on projects. Loft Conference rooms may occasionally be used for Library sponsored programs or as a staff workspace.

  • Loft Conference Room users must be in grades 6 through 12 and must register at the Loft Service Desk.
  • Reservations will be accepted as much as seven days in advance of use.
  • A Loft Conference Room may be reserved for as long as two hours of use.
  • At the discretion of Library staff, up to six individuals are permitted to use a Loft Conference Room at the same time.

Call (847) 448-8625 or stop by the Loft (Third Floor) to make a reservation.

Public Meeting Rooms
The Library has two public meeting rooms, a Community Meeting Room and a Small Meeting Room, available to nonprofit organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities in Evanston.

  • A reservation for a meeting room must be made at least forty-eight hours in advance of the program and will be accepted up to one year in advance.
  • The person signing the Meeting Room Reservation form will be held responsible for all fees and damages.

Use the online form or call (847)448-8650 to make a reservation.

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