New Central Library Room Bookings

New Central Library, opening November 1, 2018, has over 30 bookable meeting rooms and feature areas available for community gatherings, corporate events, student groups, entrepreneurs and more! The fully accessible, functional and beautiful spaces offer a wide variety of options for Calgary Public Library members.

The Performance Hall

Bookable now for your event in 2019!

New Central Library’s Performance Hall features the Library’s largest display window at street level, state-of-the-art technology, and a reception area for pre-and post-event festivities. It's an ideal location for large-scale events, seminars, conferences and private bookings. 

For more information, or to book the Performance Hall for your 2019 event, please email us or call 403.260.2688.


  • Venue is 2400 sq. ft. plus a 1500 sq. ft. reception area
  • 336 fixed seats with additional flexible seating for up to 400 people
  • Solstice Pod Wireless Presentation Device
  • Features a 15 feet x 32 feet (484 sq. ft.) flat stage 
  • AV control system touch panels
  • High-quality sound system and professional data projector
  • Livestream capability
  • Fully equipped microphone system
  • Retractable screen and motorized blackout curtains
  • Accessible seating
  • Dedicated green room, dressing rooms and backstage area


  Performance Hall Performance Hall plus Meeting Rooms
Not for Profit Rate $60/hour with 3-hour minimum $120/hour with 3-hour minimum
Regular Booking $160/hour with 3-hour minimum $280/hour with 3-hour minimum

BMO Community Room and Large Meeting Rooms

The 80-person BMO Community Room and two large 50-person meeting rooms are perfect for private events and gatherings that require adjustable seating options and state-of-the art technology. The two meeting rooms can be combined to host 100, and offer fully-integrated audio-visual solutions and adjustable layout options.


  • The BMO Community Room is 1094 sq. ft.
  • The large Meeting Rooms are 636 sq. ft. and 572 sq. ft.
  • AV control system touch panels
  • Solstice Pod Wireless Presentation Device
  • High-quality video projectors
  • Ability to book multiple spaces for breakout groups, seminars, larger conferences, etc.

Other Meeting Spaces

In addition to the Performance Hall and large meeting rooms, New Central Library will also feature over 30 other meeting spaces ranging in capacity from 6 to 20 people. The spaces will have flexible seating, adaptive technology and their own unique personality. The rooms will be split between advance and same-day bookings.


  • Conveniently located throughout New Central Library
  • Ability to book multiple spaces
  • Variety of table and seating options
  • Table-mount or wall-mount display
  • Seamless booking system
  • Advance and day of bookings
  • Customizable audio visual set up

Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery

The main entrance to enter and exit the building, the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery will be a busy thoroughfare and an awe-inspiring and unique venue for large-scale special events, celebrations and after-hours private bookings. Flooded with natural light, the open-air Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery is a versatile and breathtaking space.


  • Venue is 5000 sq. ft
  • Direct access to the Performance Hall reception area
  • Feature stairs with seating
  • Welcome stand and podium
  • Flexible layout options
  • Available for after-hours bookings only

For more information

Steven Begrand
Events & Performance Hall Coordinator

Download the New Central Library Room Bookings Brochure (PDF)