Meeting Rooms

The Library has two small meeting rooms upstairs, as well as three study rooms downstairs, that may be booked for use by the public, plus an auditorium that can be used for larger meetings or events.

All meeting rooms are available to adult groups and adult-sponsored youth organizations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional details about each type of room is listed below. To reserve a meeting room, please use the scheduler below or call the Library at 314-727-3150.

All meetings held at the library must be free to attend and open to the public. No fees or collections can be made by any group using library meeting rooms or the auditorium, including the sale of books, refreshment, or other for-sale items, except for events sponsored by the University City Public Library, the Friends of the Library, or with the permission of the Library Board of Trustees.

No announcement, press releases, flyers, or other promotional materials may state or imply sponsorship by University City Public Library without the Library’s permission. Groups must assign an age recommendation for any event held in the Library, which must be included on any promotional materials relating to the event.

The library closes at 9 pm on weeknights and 5 pm on weekends. All people attending meetings must leave by closing time.

Our full meeting room policy is available below.

Small meeting rooms

An individual or group may reserve ahead 3 sessions per week for the small meeting rooms (additional sessions on a walk-in basis). Small meeting rooms may be booked for 3 hours per session. Furniture may not be removed from the rooms, and extra chairs may not be added. Food is not allowed in the small meeting rooms.


An individual or group may reserve 1 session per month for the auditorium (with additional sessions are at the discretion of the Library). Booking for the next year begins Aug. 1. The fee to use the auditorium is $20 per 3 hours for a nonprofit or resident group, and $80 per 3 hours for a commercial group. While reservations may be booked online, groups must submit an application and payment to secure the booking.

The auditorium can hold up to 125 people. Available equipment includes a screen, projector, microphone, DVD player, and whiteboard. Tables (up to 15) and chairs can be set up as desired.

Food and beverage cannot be served in the auditorium unless prearranged with the Library, including the payment of a $20 kitchen fee. No alcoholic beverages may be served on Library premises. The library will furnish no equipment for serving food or drink.

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Please call 314-727-3150 if you need assistance. If you need to edit an existing reservation, please visit