Meeting Spaces

The Central Library in Copley Square has a number of community rooms and event spaces available for public meetings and for private rental.

Community Rooms

A community room is available to 501(c) non-profit organizations holding meetings that are free and open to the public based on the policies and procedures outlined below:

A community room may be requested up to 90-days in advance, and are granted on a first come first serve basis. No organization may use the Library as its primary meeting location. Please contact the Special Events Office at 617.859.2212 or events@bpl.org for additional information.

Community Rooms Available for Use

McKim building Commonwealth Salon: Lecture seating for 80 attendees. Presentation stage with podium and microphone; projection screen

McKim building Orientation Room: Lecture seating for 60 attendees, or classroom seating for 32 attendees

Conference Rooms for Rent

The Boston Public Library has a number of meeting rooms available to accommodate your next corporate conference. Please contact the Special Events Office at 617.859.2212 or events@bpl.org to begin planning your meeting in this historic and centrally located venue.

Conference Rooms

McKim building Orientation Room: Lecture seating for 60 attendees, classroom seating for 32 attendees, conference table for 20 attendees.

McKim building Lower Level Conference Rooms: Lecture seating for 100 attendees, banquet seating for 100 attendees, conference table seating for 30 attendees.

Johnson building Mezzanine Conference Room: Conference table seating for 14 attendees. LCD screen for laptop presentations.

Johnson building Rabb Hall: Auditorium seating for 306 attendees. Full audio-visual capabilities, with up to 9 microphones. Green Room available.

McKim building Guastavino Room: Lecture seating for 200, banquet seating for 180

 

The Catered Affair

TCA BPL The Catered Affair for the Boston Public LibraryPlease contact our in-house caterer, The Catered Affair, for all your catering needs. They also operate the Boston Public Library's Map Room Cafe and Courtyard Restaurant. Please call 617-859-2282 for more information.