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Corporate Meetings at Central Library

Whether you need space for a small brainstorm session, training sessions with group break out space, meet and mingle cocktail hours or a unique meeting venue central to downtown Madison, the Central Library has space for you. 

We book both Rental Groups & Non Rental Groups at Madison Public Library Central.  Groups that are Free to Attend & Open to the Public may qualify as non rentals.  

For 2024 we will begin booking Rentals September 1st, 2023 & for Non Rentals, we will begin booking September 15th, 2023.


Event Space

W. Jerome Frautschi Madison Room
The Madison Room is a unique, airy, and elegant space perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and/or dances.

Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery
The Art Gallery extends from the Madison Room past the Community Room to the 3rd floor restrooms. The displays in the Gallery are rotating installations part of Madison Public Library's Bubbler.

Madison Community Foundation Community Room
The Community Room features dark gray carpeting and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. The catering kitchen is located at one end of the Community Room. For smaller events, this space can be divided into two rooms—Room 301 and Room 302—with a drop down wall.


Contact us anytime at for information about hosting your event at Madison's Central Library.

All requests are based on a first come, first served basis.

For details about hosting events at one of Madison's neighborhood libraries, please see our Meeting and Study Room Policy and contact the location at which you'd like to reserve space.

Detailed Information

Madison Public Library does not allow events in which funds are raised, admission is charged, donations are solicited, tickets or products are sold prior to or during the activity. 


What is the guest capacity?

Maximum capacity of our spaces will depend on your desired room setup. For example with lecture style seating we can accommodate up to 220 guests.

What is the cost to rent the space?

Fees are determined by the room rented and length of the event. Download the fee sheet for details.

What is included in my rental?

All rentals include tables, chairs, easels, wireless internet, 2 coat racks, podium, set up, and take down.

What kind of audio visual is available?

Built-in 3rd floor sound system Wireless microphones 3 wall projectors- 1 large and 2 smaller in the Community Room 2 wall mounted touch screen televisions in the Community Room

What do we need to bring?

Laptop, VGA/HDMI cord, dry erase markers, push pins, strip plugs, extension cords

How do I book a room?

Contact us at You will be required to fill out a meeting room application form and contract.

Interested? Send us an email or use the form below.

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