Central Library Meeting Spaces

Central Library has a variety of meeting spaces with everything you might need, including whiteboards, electrical outlets, and audio/visual connections and displays. You can also reserve a recording studio (audio or video) or post-production studios.

Rooms that are drop-in or same-day bookings are marked, and unless otherwise noted, rooms require advanced booking.

Small meeting rooms and medium meeting rooms can accommodate up to 12 people, and the large meeting rooms can be used for groups of 50 to 100 people. Special spaces including the Idea Lab and the video conferencing room can also be reserved.

Please note that we cannot provide early access for bookings that start right when the library opens. You may access your meeting rooms as soon as the Library is open for business.

All meeting rooms can be booked free of charge for Calgary Public Library members. You can register for your free Library membership online, or visit your local Library in person.

View the Calgary Public Library Room Use Guidelines »

Helium-filled balloons, helium tanks and other helium-filled inflatables are not permitted in Central Library. This includes meeting spaces, event spaces, and open spaces.

Note: We are experiencing a significant number of requests for meeting and event spaces at Central Library. If you have already submitted a request online or over the phone, please do not resubmit your request. Thank you for your patience.


Small Meeting Rooms

2-05Aopens a new window (Level 2) or 2-05Bopens a new window (Level 2)
These small meeting rooms will accommodate up to 10 people with a table and study chairs.
Features: There is a whiteboard on the wall and a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 10 people per room.

2-06A Terentiuk Space for Adult Learningopens a new window (Level 2) or 2-06B Millar Family Learning and Discovery Roomopens a new window (Level 2)
These small meeting rooms will accommodate up to 6 people with lounge seating.
Features: There is a whiteboard on the wall and a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 6 people per room.

3-17Aopens a new window (Level 3) or 3-19Copens a new window (Level 3)
These small meeting rooms will accommodate up to 10 people with flip-top tables.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 10 people per room.

3-19Aopens a new window (Level 3)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 4 people with flip-top tables.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 4 people.

3-19Bopens a new window (Level 3)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 6 people with flip-top tables.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 6 people.

3-20C (Level 3)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 6 people with lounge seating.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 6 people.

4-20C (Level 4)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 8 people with flip-top tables.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 8 people.

4-20Fopens a new window (Level 4)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 8 people with a flip-top table and chairs.
Features: There are whiteboards on the wall and a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 8 people.

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Medium Meeting Rooms

2-05Copens a new window (Level 2)
This medium-sized meeting room will accommodate up to 12 people with a table and study chairs.
Features: There is a whiteboard on the wall and a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 12 people.

3-10Aopens a new window (Level 3)
This medium-sized meeting room will accommodate up to 12 people with flip-top tables and chairs.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 12 people.

3-17Bopens a new window (Level 3)
This medium-sized meeting room will accommodate up to 12 people with flip-top tables.
Features: There is a wall-mounted display with connections for laptops and tablets.
Capacity: 12 people.

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Large Meeting Rooms

Note: If you wish to book these large meeting rooms along with the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, please visit the Central Library Event Spaces page. Otherwise, these rooms can be book individually using the links below.

BMO Financial Group Community Room (Level 0)opens a new window
80 chairs and six flip-top tables available.

Features: Video conference technology, high-quality video projector, integrated sound system, Solstice Pod wireless presentation device, and AV Control system touch panels.
Capacity: 80 people.

0-13 (Level 0)opens a new window and 0-14 (Level 0)opens a new window
Two flip-top tables and 50 chairs are available in each space. If both spaces are booked together, there are four flip-top tables and 100 chairs available.

Features: Video conference technology, high-quality video projector, integrated sound system, Solstice Pod wireless presentation device, and AV Control system touch panels.
Capacity: 50 people per room, or combined to accommodate 100 people.


Special Spaces

Idea Labopens a new window (Level 3)
The Idea Lab is a space for discussion, brainstorming, collaboration, idea generation, and problem solving. Small business owners, entrepreneurs, non-profit staff, and anyone who wants to explore ideas are welcome.
Features: Flip-top tables, study chairs, and plenty of whiteboards for brainstorming.
Capacity: 20 people.

Video Conferencing Roomopens a new window (Level 3)
This video conference room will accommodate up to 9 people.
Features: Task chairs, table, and conferencing technology.
Capacity: 9

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An Audio Recording Booth, Video Recording Booth, and Post-Production Studios are also available. To book these rooms, visit the A/V Media Labs pageopens a new window.


Same-Day Bookings

3-20E (Level 3) or 3-20F (Level 3)
These small meeting rooms will accommodate up to 7 people. This room is available on a drop-in basis or same-day bookable only.
Features: Huddle space tables with mounted displays.
Capacity: 7 people per room.

3-20G (Level 3) or 3-20H (Level 3)
This small meeting room will accommodate up to 6 people. This room is available on a drop-in basis or same-day bookable only.
Features: Huddle space tables with mounted displays.
Capacity: 6 people per room.

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