Fall 2021 update on reserving library meeting rooms: Starting September 7, 2021, we will be implementing a new system for reserving library rooms for campus meetings and events. Until that date, we cannot accept or confirm any new room reservation requests. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Places for Events
Summer 2021 - The Libraries remain unavailable for meetings or events until further notice.
Duke University Libraries have several rooms that can be used for academically focused organizational meetings. Use of these rooms is for research-related events (e.g., author talks, panels, guest lectures). See our Meeting Space Policies and Guidelines for more information about use of our meeting spaces.
About our event spaces
Rubenstein Library 153 — Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Size: Up to 99 people with standard theater/lecture style seating
A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).
Size: Up to 30 people ; it has a board-style seating configuration with 20 chairs around the table and the rest distributed around the room.
A/V: Projector with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters). There is no provided computer, the event organizer or presenter will need to provide their own laptop and connect through the cables located in the center of the room.
Gothic Reading Room, Ahmadieh Family Commons, and von der Heyden Pavilion
Available for reservation only for events sponsored by Duke University Libraries or by senior University administration. Reservations must be approved by the University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs. Staff interested in reserving these spaces may contact Katryna Robinson .