The Library offers the Community Meeting Rooms at Central Library and the North, Tarea Hall Pittman South & West Branches for the instructional, recreational, and research needs of the Library and Berkeley-based community groups, organizations and government agencies at no charge. Events must be public-facing and open to the general public.
Please note: The following uses of the meeting rooms are not allowed:
- De facto private events such as social events, parties, memorial services, support groups, recruitments, or fundraisers, etc.; or by groups for which membership of some sort is expected.
- Any campaign-related purposes, including supporting or opposing the election of a candidate or passage or defeat of a ballot initiative or measure.
Usage is limited to once per week. Reservations are taken no less than 2 weeks in advance and no more than 12 weeks in advance. Additional rules and regulations for the use of the rooms and equipment can be found in our Meeting Room Use Policy (Rules And Regulations For Use Of Library Grounds, Buildings, And Equipment For Meetings And Other Events). For information on specific community meeting rooms, please click on the room links below.
The Community Meeting Rooms have a projector, screen, and speaker system that you are welcome to use. Aside from the above, you must bring your own equipment (e.g. laptop), including adapters needed to connect your laptop to the VGA or HDMI connections we provide.
The Library also allows, for a fee, the use of the Electronic Classroom by groups and organizations when the room is not scheduled for activities sponsored in whole or in part by the Library. Visit the Electronic Classroom page for more information and reservation instructions.