Meeting Rooms

The Main Branch of the Library has three meeting rooms available for public use.

  • All rooms are free and in high demand so plan as far in advance as possible
  • 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.
  • The Plaskett Room at Main Branch and the study room at the Queensborough Branch are currently unavailable.

Please review our current hours of operation and note that meetings must be completed 15 minutes prior to closing.

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.

To Make a Booking

To reserve a room, email roombookings@nwpl.ca with the following information:

  • your group’s name and primary contact information
  • type of meeting
  • number of people that will attend
  • name of the room you would like
  • at least 3 days and times that will work for you

Please note:

  • Rooms are more available during evenings and weekends
  • Users must return rooms to their original condition after use
  • Organizers and participants must abide by all Public Health Orders effective the date of the meeting