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Montgomery County Public Libraries

Meeting rooms in the Montgomery County Public Library system provide an opportunity for bringing together county resources, community activities, support groups, etc. The rooms provide space for meetings, training, and seminars of a civic, cultural or educational nature.

Facility Amenities

  • Small meeting rooms (in some locations) seat up to 49 people
  • Medium meeting rooms seat from 50 - 99 people
  • Large meeting rooms may seat 100 - 160 people
  • Table, chairs and projection screens are available
  • Pianos are available at Bethesda, ChevyChase, Gaithersburg, Marilyn J. Praisner, Rockville, and Twinbrook

Click here for facility description, capacity and booking hours.


Room Type
Local Government Agencies
Hourly Rate
Non-Profit Groups *
Hourly Rate
For-Profit Groups
Hourly Rate
Small Room
Medium Room
Large Room
* Montgomery County based non-profit organizations

Facility Use Subsidy Program

For information and how to apply to the Facility Use Subsidy Program, click here.

Activity Restriction

  • To be eligible to use a Montgomery County Library meeting room all meetings must be free and open to the public - private events such as birthday parties, weddings, receptions, etc. are not permitted in libraries.
  • Light snacks and beverages are permitted in the meeting room only; meals and heated foods are not allowed.
  • Please review the  Rules and Regulations prior to applying for use.

Apply for Use Permit

  • Online Submission - All reservation requests for use beginning 1/1/2016 are now processed in ActiveMontgomery. 
  • Mail-in Application - If you prefer, you may complete a request form, print and mail it to us with you payment. We do not accept emailed, faxed or verbal requests.
  • A photo copy of a driver's license or valid ID must be on file.
  • Allow at least 7 business days to process requests.

Submission Window

Agency/Group Type Window 1 for use
Jan 1 - June 30
Window 2 for use
July 1 - Dec 31
Government Agencies Submit beginning September 15th Submit beginning March 15th
Local Non-profit groups Submit beginning October 15th Submit beginning April 15th
Out-of-County Non-profits
Commercial/For-profit groups
Submit beginning November 1st Submit beginning May 1st