Community Rooms

COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: Community Room rentals will resume July 14 for select locations and with conditions (see below). Masks must be worn when using all indoor Library spaces, including private rooms. Visit our Status of Library Service page for all updates. 
 

Planning a gathering? These flexible spaces are perfect for meetings and lectures, knitting groups, or even a birthday or holiday party.

  • Room size and features vary from location to location - from small spaces for less than 10 people to larger rooms that can accommodate more than 100 people.
  • These spaces can be rented during opening hours, until 15 minutes prior to close.
  • Rental fees vary by space, and we have a reduced rate for non-profits and community groups.

Look for booking instructions under each of Library location.


Alderney Gate Public Library

To book a rental space at Alderney Gate, call (902) 490-5744.

Helen Creighton Room

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Features: Tables and chairs, a kitchenette, and natural light
  • Capacity: 12 socially distanced; 20 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $120 ($50 reduced rate) | Full day: $170 ($75 reduced rate)
  • Download the room details

Maxine Tynes Room

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Features: Tables and chairs, pull-down projector screen, a kitchenette, and natural light
  • Capacity: 7 socially distanced; 13 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($40 reduced rate)
  • Download the room details

Starr Room

  • Features: Tables and chairs, pull-down screen, a kitchenette, and natural light
  • Limited capacity: 6 individuals
  • Rates: Half-day: $45 ($20 reduced rate) | Full day: $75 ($30 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Bedford Public Library 

Not currently accepting bookings.

Program Room

  • Features: Tables and chairs, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 12 socially distanced; 25 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Cole Harbour Public Library

To book a rental space at Cole Harbour, call (902) 490-3820.

Program Room

  • Features: Tables and chairs, in-room washroom
  • Limited capacity: 12 socially distanced; 20 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Halifax Central Library

To book a rental space at Central Library, choose one of three options:

BMO Community Room

  • Features: Kitchenette, pull-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, sound system, assistive listening, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 14 socially distanced; 18 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $90 ($40 reduced rate) | Full day: $130 ($60 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Lindsay Children's Room

  • Features: Kitchenette, pull-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, sound system, assistive listening, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 16 socially distanced; 27 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $140 ($60 reduced rate) | Full day: $220 ($90 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

RBC Learning Centre

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Features: Pull-down screen
  • Limited capacity: 16 individuals
  • Rates: Half-day: $80 ($40 reduced rate) | Full day: $120 ($60 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Room 301

  • Features: 2 kitchenettes, 2 pull-down screens, 2 ceiling-mounted projectors, sound system, assistive listening, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 15 socially distanced; 24 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $140 ($60 reduced rate) | Full day: $200 ($90 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Room 302

  • Features: SmartBoard, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 4 seated at a table
  • Rates: Half-day: $80 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $120 ($35 reduced rate) / Free for same-day bookings up to 2 hours
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Windsor Foundation Room

  • Limited capacity: 4 seated at a table
  • Free same-day bookings up to 2 hours 
  • Advanced bookings: $20/hour or half-day: $80 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $120 ($35 reduced rate) | Free for same-day bookings up to 2 hours
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Halifax North Memorial Public Library

To book a rental space at Halifax North, call (902) 490-5723.

Terry Symonds Auditorium 

  • Features: Can book as one large space or book either half of the space
  • Limited capacity: 24         
    •  Full auditorium 24 socially distanced; 40 with bubbled groups
    • Large half: 15 socially distanced; 25 with bubbled groups
    • Small half: 6 socially distanced; 12 with bubbled groups
  • Rates:                                             
    • Full auditorium: Half-day: $120 ($40 reduced rate) | Full day: $170 ($60 reduced rate)
    • Large half: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($40 reduced rate)
    • Small half: Half-day: $45 ($20 reduced rate) | Full day: $75 ($30 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Community Meeting Room

  • Limited capacity: 6 people seated at one large table
  • Rates:    Half-day: $45 ($20 reduced rate) | Full day: $75 ($30 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Keshen Goodman Public Library

To book a rental space in advance email us <kgrooms@halifax.ca> or call (902) 490-5738.

Thomas Raddall Room

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Limited capacity: 12 socially distanced; 18 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $120 ($50 reduced rate) | Full day: $170 ($75 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Meeting Room C 

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Limited capacity: 9 socially distanced; 15 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

To book a rental space at Musquodoboit Harbour, call (902) 889-2227.

Studio Sand Dollar

  • Features: LCD projector and screen, kitchenette, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 6 socially distanced; 10 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Sackville Public Library

To book a rental space at Sackville, call (902) 865-8653.

Fenerty Room

  • Features: Can book as one large space or book either half of the space
  • Limited capacity:                                        
    • Full Room: 24 socially distanced; 50 with bubbled groups
    • Front Half: 12 socially distanced; 30 with bubbled groups
    • Back Half: 12 socially distanced; 30 with bubbled groups
  • Rates:                                             
    • Full Room: Half-day: $120 ($40 reduced rate) | Full day: $170 ($50 reduced rate)
    • Front Half: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
    • Back Half: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Sheet Harbour Public Library

To book a rental space at Sheet Harbour, call (902) 885-2391.

Program Room 

  • Limited capacity: 6 socially distanced; 12 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Tantallon

To book a rental space at Tantallon, call (902) 826-3330.

Program Room 

  • COVID-19 SERVICE NOTICE: This room is currently unavailable for rentals.
  • Features: kitchenette, natural light
  • Limited capacity: 15 socially distanced; 21 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($25 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Woodlawn Public Library

To book a space at Woodlawn, call (902) 490-2636.

Auditorium

  • Features: stage, sound system and projector and screen
  • Limited capacity: 35 socially distanced;  50 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $150 ($75 reduced rate) | Full day: $200 ($100 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Program Room 

  • Features: kitchenette with microwave
  • Limited capacity: 7 socially distanced; 15 with bubbled groups
  • Rates: Half-day: $75 ($35 reduced rate) | Full day: $110 ($35 reduced rate)
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
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