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Central Library Meeting Rooms: Overview

A wide range of facilities is available for use at the Central Library. The spaces can accommodate a variety of activities, from large events to small, informal meetings. Spaces available include:

  • Microsoft Auditorium - Theater Seating
    Fixed seating for 275 + space for 100 overflow
    (50 additional people can be accommodated with use of a special projection screen
  • Meeting rooms seating from 25 to 200 people
  • Additional spaces for special events

For a list of meeting rooms and event spaces, see the Meeting Room Capacity chart.

See the Facility Availability and Rates page to determine hours and rates. Rates and fees vary depending on the space requested and type of event planned.

To determine if space will be available for the date and time needed, complete and submit the following form:
Request for Meeting Room Availability.

Event Services staff will respond to this request within two (2) business days, indicate availability of space, discuss fee information and request more details about your event from your authorized contact person.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure not to make announcements or print materials with an event date until you have submitted your signed Facility Use Agreement.

See the User Information page for complete user guidelines

For more information, please call the Meeting Room Information Line at 206-733-9608.

In accordance with the City of Seattle Municipal Code 14.08 (Public Accommodations Ordinance), The Seattle Public Library does not discriminate in making its premises available for use on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, creed, ancestry or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. The use of any of The Seattle Public Library meeting rooms by any group or organization in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of that organization by the Library or the city of Seattle.

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Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104



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Noon - 6 pm

Regional Manager:
Karen Spiel

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    6 am - 10 pm
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    9:30 am - 6 pm

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