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Library Meeting Rooms and Exhibit Space

The Library provides meeting room and exhibit space to community organizations, non-profit/not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities.
Please review the Policies and Procedures and Application documents for more information.

Meeting Room Use Policies & Procedures (pdf)
Meeting Room Use Application (pdf)

Exhibit or Display Policies & Procedures (pdf)
Exhibit or Display Application (pdf)

Public Meeting Rooms
Below is a list of public meeting rooms available in the New Bern area. To add your location to the list, contact the Reference Desk of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library (252) 638-7807.

Two Rivers Healthcare:  next to Craven Regional Medical Center; (836 Hospital Drive); the Solarium is a newly-renovated room available for meetings at no cost; most medium-sized groups can be accomodated; contact: William Adams, 634-2560

New Bern Recreation Center: both Recreation Centers have meeting rooms; the rooms are available for all groups – non-profit  and profit; West New Bern Recreation Center (639-2912) and Stanley White Recreation Center (639-2919)

Craven Regional Airport: has a meeting room available; no cost, but must pay for parking; normally limited to non-profits; contact: Cathy Sunshine (638-8591, ext. 223).

Area Banks:  many of the larger area banks, such as Wachovia and BB&T have conference rooms that may be used by bank customers; may need to reserve on a month-by-month basis.

Baker’s Square:  has a room upstairs; may be used for breakfast or lunch meetings without charge when a meal is purchased; call: 637-0304

Golden Corral: has a room available for use by civic groups

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce: ask for Rebecca to schedule room (637-3111); a small conference room accomodates 8-10 people – free to Chamber members; a larger conference room is available at a discounted rate for Chamber members; may schedule a year at a time

Comfort Suites: offers a conference room; discounted rates may be available for non-profits

Other area hotels:  such as Sheraton – offer conference room for a fee

Flame Restaurant: for a $75 fee, a group can rent a banquet room

Berne Village:  has meeting rooms available

Chelsea Restaurant: has a banquet room available at no charge for groups of 25 or more people (no charge if a meal is available)

Moore’s Barbecue:  the dining room can be closed off for groups at no cost; meetings should be scheduled between 3 and 5 p.m.

Captain Ratty’s Restaurant: has a private room, at no cost, on weekdays available for groups to meet


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