Reserve a Meeting Room

Four meeting rooms are available for patron use at Alexandria Library:

Beatley Central Large Meeting Room  Capacity 10 – 150 people $25/hr
Beatley Central Small Conference Room  Capacity 2 – 10 people $10/hr
Burke Branch Meeting Room   Capacity 2 – 90 people  $25/hr
Duncan Branch Meeting Room  Capacity 2 – 50 people  $25/hr


These rooms are available to patrons and their organizations for meetings of an educational, cultural or civic nature. To reserve a room you must be a library cardholder in good standing (no fines or fees on your account). Rooms must be reserved at least a week in advance.

To request a meeting room online, please use the Meeting Room Reservation System. Select a room and click on the date to see what time the room is available.


Please also read the regulations for reserving and using a meeting room


To book a room online you will need:
  • Library Card Number
  • PIN number (usually the last four digits of your phone number)
  • Credit Card


All fees must be paid at the time of reservation via credit card.


Fees are charged by the hour with half hours prorated.


Any group associated with the City of Alexandria, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia State agencies, Alexandria Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, unpaid tutors, children’s playgroups, religious groups, and Civic Associations are exempt from fees.


When making a reservation online, your reservation is not confirmed until library staff have reviewed the request, usually within 72 hours (weekends and holidays excluded). Your credit card will not be charged until your room request has been approved by library staff.


Beatley Central
5005 Duke Street (representative at Circulation Desk)
tel: 703-746-1702x6 fax: 703-746-1739


Burke Branch
4701 Seminary Road
tel: 703-746-1704 fax: 703-746-1775

Duncan Branch
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
tel: 703-746-1705 fax: 703-746-1785