Public Programs and Meeting Spaces

Central Library

Meeting Space

The Boston Public Library offers a wide range of lectures and meetings each week to the public, a number of which are organized by non-profit organizations. Community room space is available to 501c non-profit organizations holding meetings that are free and open to the public, based on the policies and procedures outlined below:

All meeting room requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the preferred date, are granted on a first come, first served basis, and based on availability. No organization should use the Library as its primary meeting place. Please contact us at 617.859.2212 or for additional information.

Conference Room Rental

The Boston Public Library has a number of meeting rooms available to accommodate your next corporate conference. Please contact the Events Office to begin planning your meeting in this historic and centrally located venue. Conference Room Pricing

The Catered Affair

The Catered Affair Please 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. Conference Catering Menu

Central Library Meeting Spaces

Click the thumbnail photos for larger views. Pricing and capacity for each space may be found in the “Conference Room Pricing” link above.

CommonwealthCommonwealth Salon

The Commonwealth Salon is available for meetings with seating for 80 guests. It is located on the main level of the McKim Building.

Mezzanine Conference Room 3Mezzanine Conference Room 3

The Mezzanine Conference Room 3 is set with a board room style table that seats up to 14. This space also has an LCD screen mounted onto the wall to easily project your presentation onto.

Contact Us

Please contact the Boston Public Library’s Special Events Office with any questions at 617.859.2212 or