Meeting Rooms Illinois State Library

The Illinois State Library welcomes use of its facilities free of charge during regular library hours for non-profit organizations and government agencies. The Library's atrium may be used after regular library hours Monday through Friday. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and must be made through the Secretary of State's Department of Physical Services. Any person requiring special accommodations should contact the Illinois State Library at 217−782−2994.


To reserve a meeting room in the Illinois State Library, please contact the Department of Physical Services, Special Events Division at:

Illinois Office of the Secretary of State
Department of Special Events, Special Events Division
Michael J. Howlett Building
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62756
217−524−7754 (Fax)

Official meetings and events scheduled for the benefit of the State Library, the Secretary of State's Office, and other offices or agencies of state government take precedence in the assignment of Illinois State Library meeting rooms. Meeting rooms are not available for social purposes, entertainment, or fund-raising.

If possible, notice of cancellation should be made at least 24 hours in advance. To cancel a room reservation, please call 217−782−8996.

Room Information


Fully accessible restrooms are available on the north end of each floor of the library near the elevators. A soft drink vending machine is available to meeting and conference participants in the fourth floor galley, which is located in the entrance of Room 404. Galley kitchens equipped with sinks and refrigerators are available in the Illinois Authors Room and Rooms 403/404. Catering arrangements are the responsibility of the user.

Internet Access

High-speed Internet access is available in all meeting rooms via a LAN-based connection, or through wireless Internet access (WiFi). In order to use WiFi at the Illinois State Library, your laptop will need to have built-in WiFi or you will need to install a WiFi network adapter. The Illinois State Library does not provide wireless adapters.


Metered parking is available on most downtown streets, including on Monroe Street and Capitol Avenue. Limited free parking is also available at the Capitol Complex Visitors Center located at 425 South College Street. The State Library has three free handicapped spaces available. Other public parking garages and lots are identified on the Springfield Visitors Map.