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The Central Library and all NBPL branches will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and be closed November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Study/Meeting Rooms

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Study Rooms

Location:  Central Library, Upper Level

There are three (3) study rooms at the Central Library near the public computer area.

  • Study rooms can accommodate groups of 2-5 people; not for individual use.
  • Study rooms can be reserved daily on a first come, first serve basis
  • Groups must request to reserve a study room in person at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Central Library. 
  • The library will not accept telephone or e-mail requests to use the study rooms.
  • Customers may only schedule one study room session at a time, and must wait until their current session is over before scheduling a new session.
  • Reservations for Study Rooms will be honored for 10 minutes past the requested time.  Failure to arrive within 10 minutes of the requested time will result in a forfeiture of the reserved room.
  • Please read Study Room Policies before reserving.


Charles Sword Meeting Room

Location: Central Library, Upper Level

The Sword Meeting Room is located upstairs in the southwest corner of the Central Library. 

  • Use of the Sword Room requires a minimum of six people. The meeting room accommodates 6-10 people.
  • The room may be reserved for use during library hours for a maximum of four (4) hours per group.
  • The room will be released if the customer does not arrive within ten (10) minutes of their reservation time.
  • Snacks are permitted in the room.
  • There is no telephone line in the room.
  • The room may be reserved a maximum of four (4) weeks in advance.
  • Contact the Administration Office at (949) 717-3801 (Monday-Friday, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.) to reserve the room.
  • Customers must have a NBPL library card on file before using the Sword Meeting Room, but do not need a card to reserve the room. 
  • Customers who have reserved the meeting room should check in at the Reference Desk on the upper level of the Central Library to have the room opened.
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted and will be redirected by Reference staff to a Study Room.


Friends Meeting Room

Location: Central Library, lower level

The Friends Meeting Room is only available to City organization or approved non-profit organizations.  For information, contact the Administration Office at (949) 717-3801.