Need a place to study or have a meeting? We have a variety of spaces to meet your needs. All rooms include WiFi access, power outlets, a table, and chairs. These rooms are available for two hour blocks of time. They may be reserved up to one month in advance by Darien residents, those who work in Darien full-time, and Friends of the Library who donate annually at the $300 level or above.
Lautenbach Writer's Room
The Lautenbach Writer's Room features seclusion for the talkative work group. With plenty of light, it is our most charming meeting room. It is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Library.
Cellphone use is permitted.
Quiet Study Room
The Quiet Study Rooms are built for solitude! Two people may be in these rooms if they are doing silent study. The three Quiet Study Rooms are located on the Mezzanine Level of the Library.
This is a silent study space.
Available to Large Groups
These rooms may be rented for a fee per the Meeting Rooms Policy by submitting an application. All rooms include WiFi access, power outlets, a table, and chairs.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Capacity: 171 seating; standing room capacity 225
The Community Room with its large motorized screen is perfect for film screenings, lectures, debates, and more! The Room features a piano, a podium, as well as overhead and wall lighting. Theater style seating is available. It is conveniently located on the First Floor around the corner from our Welcome Desk.
The Conference Room is ideal for a more intimate group meeting or presentation. The Room features twelve tables that can be configured as one long conference table or rearranged to meet the needs of your group. Additionally, a large sidebar is available for placement of refreshments or other items. The Conference Room is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Library.
Amenities include a backlit projection screen, cable TV access, and a sidebar counter.
Small Conference Room
The Small Conference Room provides groups of 12 or less with the space they need to have focused, in-depth discussions. Beautifully lit by a window that overlooks the Periodicals Room, this room is sunny throughout the year. The Small Conference Room is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Library.