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.

Request event spacein Perkins, Bostock, or Rubenstein Libraries

Other Library meeting spaces:

If you would like to reserve space for general club meetings or social events, please consider other options:


About our event spaces

Rubenstein 153 — Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room

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  • 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).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system. DVD player.

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Rubenstein 249 — Carpenter Conference Room

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  • Size: Up to 40 people; it has a fixed, board-style table in the center with 16 chairs around the table and the rest distributed around the room.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system.

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Rubenstein 349 — Breedlove Conference Room

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  • 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.

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Rubenstein 351

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  • Size: Up to 10 people around a fixed, board-style table.
  • A/V: Wall-mounted TV for presentations 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.

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Rubenstein 359 — Gravatt Conference Room

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  • Size: Up to 15 people around a fixed, board-style table.
  • A/V: None

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Perkins 118

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  • Size: Up to 20 people.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA laptop cable (we do not provide Mac adapters).
  • Other: This room is primarily designated for Library Instruction purposes. Research and Instructional Services reserves the right to cancel your reservation if the room is needed for library instruction. Library staff will give at least one week's notice if a reservation must be canceled.

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Perkins 217

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  • Size: Up to 130 people in the standard, theater/lecture-style seating configuration.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).

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Perkins 218 — Tarasoff Family Reading Room

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  • Size: Up to 22 people with a board-style seating configuration.
  • A/V: Wall-mounted TV screen & computer with laptop cables with VGA, HDMI, and Mac Display port connections.

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Bostock 039

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  • Size: Up to 12 people around a fixed, board-style table.
  • A/V: Wall-mounted TV screen & computer with laptop cables with VGA, HDMI, and Mac Display port connections. There is also a wireless presentation system available.
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system.

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Bostock 042

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  • Size: Up to 12 people around a fixed, board-style table.
  • A/V: Wall-mounted TV screen & computer with laptop cables with VGA, HDMI, and Mac Display port connections. There is also a wireless presentation system available.
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system.

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Bostock 121 — Murthy Digital Studio

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  • Size: Up to 17 people.
  • A/V: Large, portable flatscreen with HDMI and VGA connectors. Three Mac computers are also available.
  • Other: This room is intended to support workshops and group work centered around digital projects and tools.

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Bostock 127 — The Edge Workshop Room

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  • Size: Up to 60 people with standard, workshop-style seating configuration.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).

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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.


Questions about our places for events? Contact:

Bridgette Chandhoke, Library Events Assistant
bridgette.chandhoke@duke.edu