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Space Availability - MacRae Library

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Use of Library Spaces for Events

The MacRae Library has a variety of bookable rooms in the newly renovated Student Learning Commons. Whether you need to connect to a meeting via video conference or host a catered gala, the MacRae Library has a room to suit your needs.

Available rooms include:

· SLC Boardroom (208): A video and teleconference enabled room for faculty and staff that can seat 12.

· FCC Meeting Room (228): A video and teleconference enabled room for faculty, staff, and students that can seat 8.

· Indigenous Community Room (242): A room dedicated to the promotion of Indigenous knowledge and culture. Hosts the NCTR Hub. Can seat 12.

· Sunroom (243): Available to book for small cultural events, workshops, faith gatherings or wellness classes. When room is not booked, it can be used as a space to relax and socialize.

· Program Room A and Program Room B (218 & 219): Large event rooms with A/V equipment and easy to rearrange furniture. Can combine the rooms for even more space. Seats 60 per room.

General Use Guidelines and Booking Procedure for Bookable Spaces

Bookings of these spaces during the academic year are limited to student-centred and/or university-sponsored events. Dalhousie faculty, staff or students who wish to book library spaces for purposes which do not fit within these guidelines are advised to consult Campus Bookings in order to locate alternate space.

External bookings are only permitted during the summer months and are managed through Event & Conference Services. Please contact the Conference Coordinator, for details at (902) 893-4122 or

Booking Procedure: A booking request must be submitted through our online form. The following information will be required to complete the form:

· Name(s) of event organizer and sponsor

· Affiliation with the university

· Phone number and e-mail address of primary event contact person

· Group name

· Purpose of event

· Space required or desired

· Date needed, as well as start and end times

· Estimated number of attendees

NOTE: The MacRae Library's study rooms and general study areas are not available for booking by members of either the Dalhousie or Truro communities. These spaces are an integral part of the MacRae Library public research space and events in these areas while the Library is open would be disruptive to Library use.

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