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In keeping with our mission, event and meeting spaces in Duke Perkins, Bostock, and Rubenstein Libraries (DUL) support the academic and research-related activities of students, faculty, and staff.

Only Duke faculty and staff may make a room reservation through the Event Management System (EMS). If you have affiliate status and would like to request a room reservation in the University Libraries, please send your request to lib-spaces@duke.edu.

All rooms are self-service. Library staff are not able to assist with coordinating your event.

Requests that do not adhere to Meeting or Event Space Policies may be declined.

Requesting a space

  1. Review Meeting or Event Space Policies.
  2. For rooms individually listed below, use the Event Management System (EMS) to make your reservation request.
    1. Requests must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the meeting or event, and more lead time is preferred.
    2. You will receive an email confirming your request. If you do not receive this confirmation within 1-2 business days, please contact lib-spaces@duke.edu.
    3. Within 3-5 business days of making your request, you will receive a second email indicating whether your request was approved. You may modify your request and/or approved reservation in your EMS dashboard.
  3. For rooms not listed below, see Find Library Spaces.
  4. Agree and Continue

About our event spaces

Rubenstein Library 153 — Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room

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  • Size: Up to 99 people with standard theater/lecture style seating; 2 head tables with 4 rolling chairs.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).
  • Microphones:  Lectern (x1), hand-held wireless (x2), and lapel (x2).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system. DVD player, coat closets, counter for food catering or materials, podium, and sign stand.

Rubenstein Library 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.

Rubenstein Library 349 — Breedlove Conference Room

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  • Size: Up to 30 people; 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.

Rubenstein Library 359 — Gravatt Seminar Room

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  • Size: Up to 16 people; board-style seating configuration with 16 chairs around the table.
  • A/V: None.

Perkins Library 217 — Korman Assembly Room

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  • Size: Up to 130 people with standard lecture-style seating configuration and 2 head tables with 2 chairs.
  • A/V: Two projectors & one computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).
  • Microphones: Lectern (x1), hand-held wireless (x3), and lapel (x2).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system. DVD player and podium.

Perkins Library 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.

Bostock Library 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.

Bostock Library 127 — The Edge Workshop Room

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  • Size: Up to 52 people with standard, workshop-style seating configuration.
  • A/V: Projector & computer with VGA and HDMI laptop cables (we do not provide Mac adapters).

The Edge regularly hosts workshops, programs, and special events that showcase scholarly research. We are particularly interested in programs that:

  • Engage users in new research methods
  • Engage users with important research issues, such as intellectual property and open access
  • Include researchers across disciplines
  • Showcase research, especially cross-disciplinary research
  • Leverage new technologies
  • Are open to the entire Duke Community

Preference is given to events that align with The Edge's mission to provide a collaborative space for interdisciplinary, data-driven, digitally reliant or team-based research.


Gothic Reading Room, Ahmadieh Family Commons, Edge Lounge, 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 lib-spaces@duke.edu.