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Reserve a Meeting Room
Please Note New Procedure: The library doors will now remain locked until the library opens at 10 a.m.
If you have a room reservation prior to 10 a.m. please call the library at 360-755-0760 and we will let you in.


Meeting rooms at the Burlington Public Library are available at no charge for use by the following types of groups:
  • City Departments
  • Non-Profit Public Education Institutions
  • Governmental Organizations
  • Non-Profit and Community Organizations

Reservations for the BRCMR, the Burlington Hill side, the Skagit River side, and the Gentry Family Meeting Room may be made up to six months in advance of the event and for up to two occurrences per month. The study room are primarily for drop-in use; reservations may be made one week in advance by calling the library or in-person.

Meeting Room Use Guidelines
  • No admission fee may be charged for events in the library meeting rooms - this includes free will offerings. 
  • Non-profit groups and government agencies may collect fees for educational workshops, and/or fees to cover the cost of study materials and supplies used in classes, workshops, and conferences with the permission of the library director.
  • No materials, goods, or services may be sold for private profit or gain. Non-profit groups sponsoring author readings may make books available for purchase at a cost no greater than the cover price.  
  • The Library meeting rooms are not to be used by commercial businesses to make a profit, conduct business, or solicit customers in any way. 
  • The Library meeting rooms are not available for private social events such as birthdays, anniversaries, receptions, or parties.

Disclaimer Statement
Please include the following disclaimer statement on any publicity for events that will be held at the Burlington Public Library:  

The use of the Burlington Public Library facilities or meeting rooms by any group or organization in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of that organization by the library or the City of Burlington.


Room

Capacity

Availability*

AV Equipment Available

Burlington Rotary Community Meeting Room BRCMR
(food allowed)

Can hold up to 150 people seated theater style, or up to 75 people seated at tables.

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday

Microphones, projector;
may check out library laptop if available.

Burlington Hill Side
Front half of the BRCMR
(food allowed)

Can hold up to 60 people seated theater style, or up to 30 people seated at tables.

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays

Microphones, projector;
may check out library laptop if available.

Skagit River Side
Back half of the BRCMR
(food allowed)

Can hold up to 60 people seated theater style, or up to 30 people seated at tables.

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays

May check out library laptop if available.

Gentry Family Meeting Room
(food not allowed)

Up to 8 people

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday

TV with built-in DVD player, may check out library laptop if available.

Study Rooms
(food not allowed)

1-2 people

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday

May check out library laptop if available.


  • *If your meeting continues after the library is closed, you have until no later than 10:15 p.m. to tidy the room, turn off all equipment and lights, and exit the building.
  • *If your meeting begins after the library is closed, please be sure to have one member of your group here before closing (8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
  • When exiting the building after regular library hours, please make sure the building is empty (including restrooms), and doors are closed firmly behind you as you leave.
  • You are responsible for the set up and take down of tables and chairs, leaving the rooms clear and clean.
  • We ask that groups of more than 20 park on the east side of the building, and in the lot to the northeast of the current library (the old library parking lot).
  • When you reserve just one side of the BRCMR (the Burlington Hill or Skagit River side) there may be a group meeting on the other side, and the room divider is not sound-proof.
  • For your comfort: Please keep meeting room doors closed. Leaving the doors open, even just to welcome people as you begin, results in a very chilly room.
  • You may wish to practice using equipment prior to your scheduled event. If so, please call so we can tell you when the room is not in use. During your event, library staff will do their best to assist you, but we cannot guarantee that someone will be available.

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