Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, our meeting rooms are currently unavailable for public use.

We make available a variety of meeting spaces in all our locations for community organizations and businesses to hold meetings and events. Please review our Meeting Room Policy (2019) prior to requesting a room.

To Reserve a Room:

Please review the options and information for each branch and meeting room below:

  1. Click here to be redirected to our reservation system where you can see room descriptions, photos, and available times to request.
  2. For questions regarding branch library meeting rooms, contact the location nearest you.
  3. For Ives Main Library meeting room questions, please email meetingroom@nhfpl.org or leave a message at (203) 946-8141 .  Email is preferred.

For all meeting room reservations, please make your request at least 7 days prior to your meeting. Inquiries can expect an answer within 2 business days. While we aim to serve as many groups as possible and uphold these time frames for requests, we are unable to guarantee them.

 

Ives Main Library Meeting Rooms

Following is a brief description of available spaces for community use. Spaces are priced as indicated per 2-hour session during regular library hours.

Parking is one- and two-hour metered on-street.

Lower Level

  • Ives Community Program Room ($50) , seats about 75; includes small stage with ramp accessibility, large screen, overhead projector, good sound system; laptop connection at podium with microphone; kitchen; separate entrance.  Close to Temple St. entrance ramp and public restrooms.
  • Ives Performance Area ($50), flexible seating for 100+; includes small stage with ramp accessibility, electric roll-down projection screen, ceiling-mounted video projector, performance reinforcement sound system with 2 wired microphones and connection panel for laptops.
  • Ives Think Tank ($25), table that seats 12; mobile 75″ LED/LCD-technology monitor with built-in speakers, small computer and wireless keyboard and mouse; includes sink.
  • Ives Computer Lab ($50), 9 computer workstations, white board.
  • Ives Board Room ($50), recently remodeled, includes white board, projector, web conferencing facility. Table seats 14, lounge area seats about 8.
  • Tutor Rooms (free), capacity of three people. First come, first served.

First Floor

  • Philip Marett Seminar Room ($25), can accommodate up to 40 standing and seat up to 20; 75″ LED/LCD-technology flat wall panel display with BYOD wireless gateway with Creston AirMedia to connect.

Second Floor

  • Children’s Program Room ($25), adjacent to Young Minds Department, seats up to 30, includes small kitchen, screen. Portable projector, DVD player and large screen TV are available. A good choice for meetings that include parents with small children–you provide the supervision, we provide library books, games, etc.

Fair Haven Library Meeting Rooms

There is no charge for the use of Fair Haven spaces and parking is available in our lot.

Community Program Room seats 65

Multi-function space on Lower Level of Fair Haven Branch Library with projector and screen; stairs to reach room (located on lower level) or use elevator; washrooms just outside room.

Included resources

  • chairs (93 total) 18 upholstered; 75 plastic-backed
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • laptops available upon request
  • podium
  • projection screen and peakers 
  • tables (9) 4 6-ft tables; 5 8-ft tables
  • wi-fi access

Two Tutor rooms can accommodate up to 8 people.

Mitchell Library Meeting Rooms

There is no charge for Mitchell spaces and parking is available in our lot.

Community Program Room seats 30, includes LCD projector, portable screen, dvd player, and small kitchenette.

Stetson Library Meeting Rooms

There is no charge for Stetson spaces and parking is available in our lot.

Meeting Room seats up to 20. Includes access to TV/DVD combo on cart, chalkboard, Windows laptops by request, whiteboard, kitchenette and microphone.

Program Room seats up to 50. Includes access to pull down screen, TV on cart with Blu-Ray player, LCD projector with VGA hookup, Windows laptops by request, whiteboard, microphone.

Wilson Library Meeting Rooms

There is no charge for Wilson spaces and parking is available in our lot.

Community Program Room,  seats 90, includes kitchenette, and mounted LCD projector with surround sound

Family Place Room, accommodates up to 25 children or 15 adults

2 Conference Rooms, seating capacity of 10 each

Upper Level Conference Room
Lower Level Conference Room

Atrium, open area that seats about 90. Contains a baby grand Wurlitzer piano available for use anytime, subject to availability, at no extra charge. (Ask staff!)

Computer Lab, includes 15 computers (14 classroom and 1 instructor); projector, printers and wifi