The Santa Cruz Public Libraries provide meeting rooms to make it possible for the residents of Santa Cruz County to collaborate and build knowledge and understanding of one another as a community.
Meeting room reservations are free and require a library card. The rooms are not intended for commercial use.
Please review our Meeting Room Policy for full details about allowed use of our public meeting rooms.
Check room availability across all locations on our Spaces page or choose a specific room below.
You'll need an active SCPL library card. If you don't have a card, you can apply online. You'll receive a temporary card number that you can use to book a room. When you come into the library, you can pick up your official library card after showing your ID and proof of mailing address.
For more information and to get a card, visit How to Get a Library Card
Your booking is tentative until it is reviewed and approved by library staff. You will receive an initial email confirmation that your booking request has been submitted for review. You will receive a follow-up email confirmation once your booking has been approved or denied. Check your spam folder for emails from the Library Calendars email address: email@example.com
If you navigate away from the booking page or your browser crashes before you have submitted your booking, the times you chose will be temporarily locked for five minutes. The system holds in-progress bookings for five minutes to give you time to complete your booking. Library staff are unable to unlock incomplete bookings. Please wait five minutes, then begin your booking request again.
When the branch location is selected in the dropdown at the top left of the screen, you can click on each room's name to get more information about the room's features, see a photo of the space, and browse available times in a daily or weekly view.
Please contact the library to request any changes as soon as possible. Room availability determines whether we can make your desired change.
If you no longer need your reservation, please cancel as soon as possible to make the room available for other community members. Your email confirmation includes a link to cancel the booking. You can also contact the library for assistance.
Community Rooms are large meeting spaces that can be reserved by groups up to 2 months in advance of their event and up until one business day prior to their event. These rooms can be reserved up to 4 times per year by one group.
All meetings must be free & open to the public. The rooms are not intended for commercial use. No admission fee may be charged; no collections may be taken on the premises, no fund or business solicited or direct sales made. Library spaces are not intended for private parties, such as weddings, birthday parties or other types of private celebrations.
Conference rooms provide a capacity of up to eight and some up to twenty individuals. They can be reserved up to 2 months in advance and can be reserved up to 12 times per year. They are available to use for up to 2 hours at a time and can be reserved immediately after that time for an additional hour if there is no other reservation on the room.
There must be at least 2 people present in order to occupy the conference room.
The rooms are not intended for commercial use. No admission fee may be charged; no collections may be taken on the premises, no fund or business solicited or direct sales made.
Study rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. They are available on a same-day only basis and can be reserved that day in person or by calling the library branch. They can be used for up to 2 hours at a time and can be reserved immediately after that time for an additional hour if there is no other reservation on the room.
The Bob Fitfield Study Rooms feature:
Study Room A
Study Room B
The Young Adult study room features:
The Bob White Study Room and the Capitola Foundation Study Room both feature:
The Scotts Valley Branch has two study rooms with the following features:
Study Room A
Study Room B
Amphitheaters are large spaces for meetings and events that are free and open to the public. They can be reserved by groups up to 2 months in advance of their event and up until one business day prior to their event. These spaces can be reserved up to 4 times per year by one group.