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Availability and Rates: Central Library Meeting Rooms

The Central Library's meeting rooms and spaces are available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends, except on Library holidays. Rates vary according to time and day of use as shown in the tables below. Full day rates are for eight hours of use, and half day rates are for four hours of use. Allowances can be made for set-up and tear-down of the meeting space if arranged in advance, although additional fees may apply. Meeting room users are expected to arrive not more than 30 minutes in advance unless pre-arranged with Library events staff. Discounts are available for multiple room rentals.

 

Garage parking is available at rates listed on the Library's Web page. Special parking rates for evening events are available.

 

Class "A" Use

Class A rates apply to non-profit groups, government agencies and City of Seattle departments for non-commercial use (e.g. no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received.) Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular Library operating hours.

 

Class "B" or "C" Use

Class "B" rates apply to non-profit groups whose events or meetings involve admission fees, donations or commercial use. Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular Library operating hours.

 

Class "C" rates apply to businesses, private individuals or private groups. Admission or vendor fees may be collected and donations may be received during the event. Events may be held during or outside regular Library operating hours. Examples of Class C use include private parties, receptions, seminars or workshops.

 

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location

Class A

Class B/C

Half day

Full day

Half day

Full day

Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1
capacity: 275

$400

$800

$500

$1,000

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 1
maximum capacity: 200

$400

$800

$500

$1,000

Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 2
maximum capacity: 75

$200

$400

$250

$500

Boeing Technology Training Center, Level 4, Room 4
maximum capacity: 25 + instructor

$300

$600

$450

$900

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 5
maximum capacity: 22

$50

$100

$75

$150

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 6
maximum capacity: 22

$50

$100

$75

$150

Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber Meeting Room, Level 5
maximum capacity: 16

$50

$100

$50

$100

Books Spiral 6 Meeting Room, Level 6
maximum capacity: 12

$50

$100

$50

$100

Books Spiral 8 Meeting Room, Level 8
maximum capacity: 14

$75

$150

$100

$200

Books Spiral 9 Meeting Room, Level 9
maximum capacity: 8

$50

$100

$50

$100

The Spiral 6 and Mixing Chamber meeting rooms are available at no charge to non-profit groups for meetings, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as long as no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received.


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Evenings, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. (1)

Location

Class A/B/C

Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1
capacity: 275

$1,200

The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, Level 3
maximum capacity: 350-400

$3,000

Betty Jane Narver Reading Room, Level 10
maximum capacity: 100-150

$1,500

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 1
maximum capacity: 200

$1,000

Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 2
maximum capacity: 75

$500

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 5
maximum capacity: 22

$225

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 6
maximum capacity: 22

$225

Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber Meeting Room, Level 5
maximum capacity: 16

$200

Books Spiral 6 Meeting Room, Level 6
maximum capacity: 12

$200

Books Spiral 8 Meeting Room, Level 8
maximum capacity: 14

$225

Books Spiral 9 Meeting Room, Level 9
maximum capacity: 8

$200


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Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. 

Location

Class A/B/C

Half day

Full day

Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1
capacity: 275

$500

$1,000

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 1
maximum capacity: 200

$600

$1,200

Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 2
maximum capacity: 75

$300

$600

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 5
maximum capacity: 22

$100

$200

PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 6
maximum capacity: 22

$100

$200

Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber Meeting Room, Level 5
maximum capacity: 16

$75

$150

Books Spiral 6 Meeting Room, Level 6
maximum capacity: 12

$75

$150

Books Spiral 8 Meeting Room, Level 8
maximum capacity: 14

$125

$225

Books Spiral 9 Meeting Room, Level 9
maximum capacity: 8

$75

$150


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Additional Fees

Custodial Fee for Events with Food and Beverage

$50- $500 (2)

Additional Security Officer

$250 per officer (3)

Auditorium A/V Technician (required for use of Auditorium A/V equipment)

$75 per hour

Portable Audio Visual Equipment:

LCD Projector

$50

   

Polycom Conference Phone

$50

   

Media Cart
(includes DVD player, VHS player,
plasma screen-laptop hookup

$50

   

Single Speaker System with standing microphone

$25

Two Speaker System with up to six panel microphones

$150 -$250 

 

 

(1) Additional fees may apply depending on the size and scope of the event.

(2) Events Services staff will determine additional custodial fees based on the following factors: size of event, number of floors/spaces used in the library, location within the library, the type of food service, the amount of set-up and breakdown of the spaces to be used.

(3) Events Services staff will determine the number of security officers needed based on the following factors: size of event, whether or not the event involves a passive or involved audience (performance, workshop, reception, book signing), number of floors/spaces used in the library, location within the library, whether there is food and/or alcohol service, the hours of the event.

Discounts are available for multiple meeting room rentals.

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Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636

Hours:

Mon:

10 am - 8 pm

Tue:

10 am - 8 pm

Wed:

10 am - 8 pm

Thu:

10 am - 8 pm

Fri:

10 am - 6 pm

Sat:

10 am - 6 pm

Sun:

Noon - 6 pm


Book Drop Hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    6 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday
    9:30 am - 6 pm
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