Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Select DC Public Library locations are currently open for limited-services. Room reservations are not available at this time as we continue to work to ensure safe social distancing. Please find more information here

Meeting and Study Rooms

The library provides meeting and study spaces for the public for the purpose of disseminating literary, cultural, educational and community information. There are two main types of spaces available: meeting rooms and study rooms are available at neighborhood libraries. Please read the descriptions below and select the space that best fits your needs.   

You may reserve for yourself through our online room reservation system or you may reserve a room by visiting or calling any neighborhood library. 

Things to Know Before You Reserve:
  • Your email address will need to be verified. For more info: Room Reserve Email Verification Process
  • If this is your first time reserving, please read Meeting and Study Room Rules and the library's Meeting Room and Study Room Policy.
  • There is no fee for the use of rooms.
  • Rooms may not be used for personal or commercial interests, or electioneering.
  • No fees can be charged to attendees.
  • No financial transactions take place in the rooms or the library.
  • Meeting room reservations are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Meeting Rooms

All locations have at least one public meeting room with the exception of: Deanwood, Northwest One, Southwest and Rosedale.

  • Online reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, but not more than 60 days ahead of time. Reservations less than 24 hours may be made in person or by phone.
  • To ensure equitable use of library facilities each group’s usage is limited to one room for three (3) consecutive hours per day and no more than three (3) meetings per thirty (30) day period throughout the library system.
  • A representative from the group is required to check in with library staff when they arrive and also to report the number of people who attended the end of the meeting.
  • Events in meeting rooms must be open to the public.
  • Please note that reservation limits may not be circumvented by different individuals using their names to register the same group, or by a group using different names.
  • The following locations are equipped with audio looping for the hearing impaired: AnacostiaCleveland ParkMount Pleasant, Shepherd Park, Tenley and Woodridge. Please contact the location before booking a meeting room to arrange this service.
Study Rooms