Meeting Room Reservations

Use of Library Meeting Rooms

Three group meeting rooms are available at Bellingham Public Library facilities for free-of-charge public use, within the following guidelines:

  • Meeting rooms are available for public use during library open hours.
  • Meeting rooms may be used for non-commercial purposes.
  • Users must register and agree to room use expectations.
  • Users may register for one use per month, and may reserve rooms up to 90 days in advance.

These guidelines and other requirements for using library meeting rooms are described in detail in the documents below:

Meeting Room Use Rules
Use of Meeting Rooms Policy (4.501)
Rules of Conduct (4.101)

Reserving Meeting Rooms

Reservation requests may be submitted online or by telephone. Reservations are not final until you have received confirmation from our staff and you have agreed to library meeting room expectations. We’ll respond to requests within 3 business days.

Online: Reservation Request Form
Telephone: 360-778-7189 (recorded message with voice mail)

Please note: Our online library events calendar does not reflect room availability.

Our Meeting Rooms

Lecture Room
Lecture Room

Description

  • Capacity: 106
  • Equipment: Tables, chairs, podium, blackboard, sound system with microphones (1 lapel, 2 wireless), wifi, projection screen, LCD projector (with VGA, HDMI, and Display Port adapter inputs), DVD/Blu-Ray player, DVD/VCR/TV monitor, kitchenette w/small refrigerator. No coffee-making equipment.
  • Size: 39×39 = 1,521 square feet.

Availability

  • Food and beverages are permitted in the Lecture Room, but room users must supply their own equipment for preparing it.
  • Registered non-commercial use during Central Library open hours only. See locations and hours.
  • Access to reserved room begins when library opens. Room use must be complete 30 minutes before library closing.
  • No uses during library holiday and scheduled closures.
  • See Meeting Room Use Rules for additional requirements.
Fireplace Room
Fireplace Room

Description

  • Capacity: 45
  • Equipment: Tables, chairs, fireplace, projection screen, wifi.
  • Size: 19×41 = 779 square feet.

Availability

  • Quiet use only.
  • Food and beverages are permitted.
  • Registered non-commercial use during Fairhaven Branch open hours only. See locations and hours.
  • Access to reserved room begins when library opens. Room use must be complete 30 minutes before library closing.
  • No uses during library holiday and scheduled closures.
  • See Meeting Room Use Rules for additional requirements.
Northwest Room
Northwest Room

Description

  • Capacity: 30
  • Equipment: Tables, chairs, projection screen, wifi.
  • Size: 19×25 = 475 square feet.

Availability

  • Quiet use only.
  • Food and beverages are permitted.
  • Registered non-commercial use during Fairhaven Branch open hours only. See locations and hours.
  • Access to reserved room begins when library opens. Room use must be complete 30 minutes before library closing.
  • No uses during library holiday and scheduled closures.
  • See Meeting Room Use Rules for additional requirements.

Alternative Meeting Spaces in the Community

Many other organizations and businesses in Bellingham and Whatcom County offer free and low-cost meeting rooms and event spaces. Check out our Area Meeting and Event Spaces page.