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Meeting & Study Rooms



Meeting Rooms

The Library has several spaces available for groups to reserve on the first floor: the Civic Room and the Pollak Rooms. Pollak Room AB is a large room that can be divided into two rooms, Pollak A and Pollak B. The Auditorium is only available for Library-sponsored programs.

Reservations must be completed online by a Northbrook resident 18 years or older with a valid Northbrook Library card in good standing. The signee must be present during the event.

Read the full Meeting Room Policy. Questions? View our FAQs.


Click here to request a meeting room

NOTE: We are unable to accept requests less than two weeks in advance.

Need to cancel your reservation? Go to the Room Cancellation page and enter your confirmation number.

Need to change your reservation or made a mistake? Please place a new request and then cancel your previous request using your original confirmation number.


Civic Room
Seats up to 40

Civic Room

Available Equipment:

  • VGA Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • LCD Monitor
  • Conference Table
  • 14 Conference Chairs
  • 26 Additional Seats
  • WiFi
  • PC Laptops


Pollak Room A&B, Pollak Room A, Pollak Room B
Pollak Room A&B seats up to 100 and can be divided into two separate rooms, Pollak A and Pollak B, each seating up to 50

Pollak Room

Available Equipment:

  • 6’ tables on wheels
  • Chairs
  • Ceiling-Mounted Projectors Screens
  • VGA Cables
  • HDMI Cables
  • Audio Input
  • Piano
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Lapel Microphones
  • Wireless Microphones
  • WiFi
  • PC Laptops
  • Sound System


Study Rooms

Northbrook residents with a valid library card can book a study room by calling 847-272-4980. The rooms hold a maximum of 8 people.

Rooms may be reserved up to a week in advance for a maximum of 2 hours a day. Reservations will be forfeited if the room isn't occupied within 15 minutes of the starting time.