Central Library : Music Practice Rooms

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Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Music and Performance Arts Practice Rooms

The Central Library has two music practice rooms and a performance arts practice room.


Music Practice Rooms 

Location: Books Spiral 8
Size: Room 881 seats one to two people,
Room 883 seats two to four people
Equipment: electronic keyboards and music stands


There are two practice rooms, each equipped with a digital keyboard that can be linked to a personal laptop with MIDI capabilities (the library does not provide the laptop computer). Musicians can use the rooms to practice or try out new music from the collections. The keyboards can be used with headphones, which the Library does not provide.


Library staff members book the use of the practice rooms on a first-come first-served basis for one-hour time periods during the library's open hours. A patron may use the practice room once a day. Patrons may reserve a room up to a week in advance; multiple reservations are not accepted. 


Call 206-386-4636 for more information or to make a reservation. A photo ID is required at check-in.



Kreielsheimer Foundation Performance Arts Room

Location: Books Spiral 8
Size: seats 15 people
Equipment: music stands, chairs, screen


The Performing Arts Room is currently unavailable for booking due to an upcoming exhibit on Level 8.


This space has been created for performing artists of all types to use. Musicians, dancers, drama students, and poets and writers can book the space to rehearse a new work, use special Library materials like the KOMO Music Collection, or present a new work to a selected audience. A playwright might want to preview  an act of a new play or a jazz combo may want to try some music from the KOMO Music Collection.


The space is booked on a first come, first served basis for two-hour time periods during the library's open hours. A patron may use the space once a day and up to two times per week after a short, required orientation. The room can be reserved up to one week in advance.


Picture ID is required for use of the Performance Arts Room.


For more information or to make a reservation, call 206-386-4636 and ask for the Art, Recreation and Literature Department.

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