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 space in 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 Library 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).
  • Microphones:  Lectern (x1), hand-held wireless (x1), hand-held wired (x1), and lapel (x2).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system. DVD player.

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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.

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Rubenstein Library 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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Perkins Library 217 — Korman Assembly Room

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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).
  • Microphones: Lectern (x1), hand-held wireless (x3), and lapel (x2).
  • Other: Integrated teleconferencing and videoconferencing system. DVD player.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Lenora Gilbert , Library Events Assistant
Lenora.Gilbert@duke.edu