Conference Center at the Main Library Rental Rates

The Conference Center at the Main Library located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida rents meeting spaces to both public and private sector individuals, groups and organizations for training seminars, musical performances and recitals, weddings and business meetings. Call or e-mail the Conference Team, at (904) 255-6198 or jplconference@coj.net, to learn how JPL's Conference Center at the Main Library can help you with your event.

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Conference Venue

Sunday - Thursday: 7 am - Midnight

Friday: 7 am - 4 pm

Event Space Flat Rate (4 hr. minimum) Hourly Rate (additional hours Flat Rate (as add on only)
Auditorium* $1,140 $285  
Multipurpose Room (All) $1,140 $285  
Multipurpose (Half) $800 $200  
Multipurpose (Quarter) $300 $75  
Green Rooms & Backstage Area**     $200
Gallery Prefunction Area*** $400 $100  
Conference Room G1 $400 $100  
Conference Room G2 or G3 $260 $65  
Conference Room G4 $540 $135  
Main Street Entrance Hallway (non-operational hours only***) $400 $100  
Full Conference Center Rental* $2,280 $570  
The Lounge at 303 North $600 $150  

 

Conference Venue

Friday: 4 pm - Midnight

Saturday: 7 am - Midnight

Event Space Flat Rate (4 hr. minimum) Hourly Rate (additional hours Flat Rate (as add on only)
Auditorium* $2,600 $325  
Multipurpose Room (All) $2,600 $325  
Multipurpose (Half) $2,000 $250  
Multipurpose (Quarter) $1,600 $200  
Green Rooms & Backstage Area**     $200
Gallery Prefunction Area*** $800 $100  
Conference Room G1     $75
Conference Room G2 or G3     $50
Conference Room G4     $100
Main Street Entrance Hallway (non-operational hours only***) $800 $100  
Full Conference Center Rental* $6,000 H $750 H  
The Lounge at 303 North $1,600 $200  

 

Atrium Venue

MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Setup: 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Event Hours: 6:30 PM –11 PM
Teardown Ends: 11 PM – MIDNIGHT


TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: 
Setup: 5 PM – 7:30 PM
Event Hours: 7:30 PM –11 PM
Teardown Ends: 11 PM – MIDNIGHT


SUNDAY:
Setup: 6 AM – 8:30 AM
Event Hours: 8:30 AM – NOON Teardown Ends: NOON – 1 PM

Setup: 3 PM – 5:30 PM
Event Hours: 5:30 PM –11 PM Teardown Ends: 11 PM – MIDNIGHT

Event Space Flat Rate Flat Rate (as add on only)
2nd & 3rd Floors of Atrium $2,600  
2nd Floor of Atrium & Courtyard $3,000  
2nd & 3rd Floors of Atrium & Courtyard $3,800  
Full Library Rental (Lounge, 2nd & 3rd Floors of Atrium & Courtyard $5,200 H $75
Full Library & Conference Center Rental* $8,000 H  
Meeting Room 219   $75
Meeting Room 319   $75
Meeting Room 440   $100
The Lounge at 303 North   $400

ADD-ON OPTIONS TO EVENT SPACES
SATURDAY: 10 AM – 4 PM
SUNDAY: 1 PM – 3 PM

Dressing Room/Storage Room Flat Rate (as add on only)
Meeting Room 219 $150
Meeting Room 319 $150
Meeting Room 440 $200
The Lounge at 303 North $400

 

Rehearsal Outside of Library Hours

Rehearsal Space Hourly Rate
MP Room or Gallery or Auditorium**** $200
Courtyard or 3rd Floor Atrium**** $200

 

Equipment Available for Rental

Equipment Flat Rate (As Add-on Only)
PAR LED Uplight Package (10 lights) $250
4ft. x 8ft. Stage Risers (8 available) $50 per riser
Pipe & Drape, priced by width of drape used $8 per foot

 

Legend

* Approved audiovisual technician is required to operate equipment in the Auditorium sound booth. A technician will be included in contract at $50 per hour rate inclusive of setup and teardown time OR licensee may provide audiovisual production company meeting the requirements outlined in Section 8 of the Policies and Procedures.

** Event space is included in Auditorium rental, this add-on option is for Multipurpose Room rental.

*** Event space must be added on to an Auditorium or Multipurpose Room rental.

**** May not be added on to rental until six (6) weeks in advance of event date.

H Holiday Rate applies to rentals on days when library is closed.

  • Additional Hourly Rental Rate hours must be consecutive to Flat Rate minimum rental hours.
  • Rental hours from 12 AM – 2 AM are $500 per hour plus tax. Event must end no later than 1 AM with teardown completion by 2 AM.
  • Main Street Entrance/Exit to Library will be closed to the public during Full Conference Center Rentals.

 

Non-Profits

  • A 50 percent discount is applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations by submitting IRS Nonprofit Determination Letter for Sunday – Thursday room rentals and Friday room rentals until 4 PM. No discount is offered from Friday at 4 PM through Saturday.
  • Sales tax exemption is applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations by submitting a State of Florida Sales Tax Exemption Certificate DR-14.

 

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