MEETING ROOMS

The Main Branch of the Library has four meeting rooms available for the public to use. Please check the information provided below for details about the rooms.

When not being used by the library, these rooms are available to New Westminster not-for-profit organizations for meetings and public programs of an informational, educational, cultural or philanthropic nature. Some rooms are also available as study rooms.

There are two ways you can request a room booking:

Fill out the Room Booking Request Form below

OR

Email your request to roombookings@nwpl.ca.

If you send an email, we require the following information:

    • Your contact information and your group’s name
    • The type of meeting you’re going to be holding
    • The number of people you expect to attend
    • Which room you’re interested in using
    • At least 3 days and times that will work for you

Please note that most available times are in the evening and on the weekend and that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the most popular days.

All room users must ensure that the rooms are put back to their original condition after use, including furniture and technology returned to the standard set-up, and all garbage and recycling put into the proper receptacles.

There is additional study space available at the Queensborough branch. This is available on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved.

Location: 2nd floor of the library

Access: Elevator or stairs

Seats: 12 around a Board table

A/V: Equipped with wall-mount TV and sound system

Conditions:

  • Can be booked up to one month in advance
  • Groups may book the room a maximum of twice in a calendar month, depending on availability.
  • No food is allowed in the Ash Street Room. Drinks with lids are acceptable.
  • Is reserved for Silent Study M-F 3-6pm (except from June-August).

Location: The lower level of the library (take elevator or stairs down to 1)

Access: Elevator or stairs

Seats: 75 people theatre-style or 40 people classroom-style

A/V: Equipped with pull-down screen, projector and sound system

Conditions:

  • Can be booked up to one year  in advance.
  • Groups must set up their own tables and chairs, and stack them again when finished.
  • One booking per month, depending on availability.
  • Food/Catering is permitted provided groups clean up before leaving.

Location: 2nd floor of the library

Access: Elevator or stairs

A/V: Equipped with wall-mount TV and sound system

Seats: 8 people

Conditions:

  • Same-day signup only in-person or by phone 604-527-4665
  • Must have 2 or more people in your group
  • Must be used for group study or meetings
  • No food is allowed in the Gallery Room. Drinks with lids are acceptable.

Location: 2nd floor of the library

Access: Elevator or stairs

A/V: Equipped with wall-mount TV and sound system

Seats: 20 people; 12 around the Board table, and another 8 people around the perimeter.

Conditions:

  • Can be booked up to one year in advance.
  • One booking per month in either the Plaskett Room or the Auditorium, depending on availability.
  • Light snacks are permitted as are covered drinks.

Location: 2nd floor of the library

Access: Elevator or stairs

A/V:  The LAB is a flexible space, configured with the following:

    • 12 Windows computer stations (2 per table)
    • 1 instructor computer
    • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • High resolution 80” Sharp Aquos wall-mount monitor
    • Prologue AS106 commercial speakers
    • A cable caddy with HDMI and VGA cables for easy connection with your tablet or laptop

Seats: 12 maximum plus instructor

Conditions:

  • If you wish to book the LAB, please email us or call 604-527-4665.
  • For a list of upcoming programs in the LAB, see the computers and technology classes on our Events Calendar.

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