Seattle Public Library branches’ meeting rooms are available again

Pre-pandemic, Seattle Public Library meeting rooms were popular places for community groups to gather. Now, after more than two years, they’re available for booking again, as announced by SPL this morning. You can book online, starting here; basic rules are that the meeting has to be non-commercial and open to the public, as well as during the branch’s hours of operation. SPL also announced today that it’s changing hold-time and suspension policies as of May 23rd – details here.

3 Replies to "Seattle Public Library branches' meeting rooms are available again"

  • M SAlly May 2, 2022 (1:14 pm)

    If a book club, writing group, whatever group has been established it should be able to hold its meetings at a SPL meeting room without being open to the public. Why this rule?

    • Another One May 2, 2022 (3:20 pm)

      Because a “public” library is a public space and booking these rooms is free. 

  • West Seattle Coworking May 2, 2022 (7:40 pm)

    I know I am speaking against my best business interest since we rent meeting rooms by the hour, but, based on feedback received,  I think that occasionally they have allowed some people to meet there for private meetings. I wonder if rules are stricter now or if it depends on who’s on duty at the time of asking, or which branch, etc.  

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