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Lecture Room

Community rooms are available for public rental at the Central and Fairhaven libraries. See the chart below for the types of rooms available, hours of availability and room rates. Please read our Community Room Policy before you request to reserve a room.

Request a Room

Requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the date being requested, to allow for processing and confirmation. Reservations are not final until confirmed.

Payment Options

Once your community room reservation request has been approved, you have five days to make payment or the reservation is released.

  1. Pay online via credit or debit card
  2. Pay by mail via check or money order. Please be sure to include reservation confirmation number, and send to:
    Bellingham Public Library, Attn: Community Room Coordinator
    210 Central Avenue, CS-9710
    Bellingham, WA 98227
  3. Pay in person at Central Library or Fairhaven Branch during regular open hours. Please have reservation confirmation number available.

Library Co-Sponsored Programs

If you would like to present a program to the public at no charge, please complete a Co-sponsored Program Proposal form for consideration.

Room Information and Rates*

Printable brochure describing our Community Rooms.

Facility Description Hours Available Non-commercial Fee Commercial Fee
Central Library
Conference Room


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Capacity: 10
Contains: Board table and chairs, white board, projection screen, LCD projector.
Equipment available:  DVD/VCR/TV monitor
Size: 17 x12 = 204 s.f.
Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
No meetings on Library Holidays
$15/hr $25/hr
Central Library
Lecture Room

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Capacity: 106
Contains: Tables, chairs, blackboard, projection screen, LCD projector, DVD/Blue-Ray player, podium, sound system, Kitchenette w/small refrigerator.
Equipment available:  DVD/VCR/TV monitor, microphone(s) - 1 lapel, 2 wireless
Size: 39x39 = 1,521 s.f.
Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
No meetings on Library Holidays
$25/hr $50/hr
Fairhaven Branch
Northwest Room


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Capacity: 30
Contains: Tables and Chairs
Equipment available:
Projection screen
Size: 19x25 = 475 s.f.
Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
*only quiet use during library open hours.
$20/hr $40/hr
Fairhaven Branch
Fireplace Room

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Capacity: 45
Contains: Tables and chairs
Equipment available: Projection Screen, DVD/Blu-Ray player, LCD projector
Size: 19x41 = 779 s.f.
Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
*only quiet use during library open hours.
$20/hr $40/hr
Fairhaven Branch
Auditorium


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Capacity: 201 (seats 150)
Contains: Tables and chairs, kitchen with microwave and refrigerator
Equipment available: Projection Screen
Size: 62x27 = 1,674 s.f.
Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
*only quiet use during library open hours.
$25/hr $65/hr
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