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Meeting Rooms by Level

A quick look at each library level with in-depth info about its meeting rooms. Visit the Online Bookings page to reserve a room today.

Level One

Marketplace

On this level library patrons can pick up holds, return books at the automated book drop, and peruse the Library’s collection of movies, music, and audiobooks. Audio-visual equipment can be checked out at MCAT and studios are available for public use. MPL’s MakerSpace provides shared access to 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, engravers, film digitizers, and other equipment for DIY creators. The Living Lab offers UM researcher-led neuroscience activities. 

Level One map
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Makerspace nameplate

Makerspace

Features:

  • Mounted projector with HDMI and wireless inputs on a 90" screen

Max Occupancy = 24

For info and open hours, visit Makerspace page.

Questions? Contact Ira at iraso@missoula.lib.mt.us or by phone at (406)541-8861

2

Podcast Rooms 120 & 121

Small space for audio recording and individual instruction.

Seats 2 people.

3

MCAT Studio

MCAT Studio

A space for creating video content.

Equipped with robotic cameras and an attached control room.

Managed by MCAT.

4

Game Space

One side devoted to board games. One side devoted to video games.

Controllers must be checked out from the nearby MCAT desk.

Game Space is designed to be a social experience for small groups. Not intended for solitary use.

List of Board Games

5

spectrUM Classroom
*not reservable by public

Features:

  • Projector with HDMI input and a 109" screen
  • Many tables and chairs
  • Fridge and sink

Max occupancy = 23

Managed by spectrUM

Features:

  • Mounted projector with HDMI and wireless inputs on a 90″ screen

Max Occupancy = 24

For info and open hours, visit Makerspace page.

Questions? Contact Ira at iraso@missoula.lib.mt.us or by phone at (406)541-8861

Small space for audio recording and individual instruction.

Seats 2 people.

A space for creating video content.

Equipped with robotic cameras and an attached control room.

Managed by MCAT.

One side devoted to board games. One side devoted to video games.

Controllers must be checked out from the nearby MCAT desk.

Game Space is designed to be a social experience for small groups. Not intended for solitary use.

List of Board Games

*not reservable by public

Features:

  • Projector with HDMI input and a 109″ screen
  • Many tables and chairs
  • Fridge and sink

Max occupancy = 23

Managed by spectrUM

Level Two

Kids & Collaborations

Level Two features the Program Room, Artbox, Tiny Town’s learning-through-play, and books for kids from age 0 to tweens. Our partners spectrUM Discovery Area and Families First Learning Lab are based here, and together they facilitate the Watershed Experience, with a whimsical ecosystem mural by local artist Josh Quick.

Level Two Map
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youth study rooms

 

Youth Study Rooms 202, 203, & 204

Includes a table with 4 chairs.

2

FFLL Classroom
*not reservable by public

Features:

  • a 65" UHD TV with HDMI input
  • A transparent mirror between the room and the adjacent observation room.
  • Many tables and chairs

Managed by Families First Learning Lab

3

FFLL Consultation Rooms

rooms to give families practical help in a confidential, solution-focused setting.

More info

Max occupancy = 1 family in each

Managed by Families First Learning Lab

4

Program Room

Program Room
*not reservable by public

A room dedicated to programs for children.

Features:

  • A mounted projector with with wired and wireless hookups
  • 2 microphones
  • Stools and yoga mats

Max occupancy = 107

5

Art Box

Art Box
*not reservable by public

A room designed arts and crafts with easy cleanup.

Features:

  • a 120" ultra-wide-screen projector with interactive display technology
  • Many tables and chairs
  • Fridge and sink

Max occupancy = 27

Includes a table with 4 chairs.

*not reservable by public

Features:

  • a 65″ UHD TV with HDMI input
  • A transparent mirror between the room and the adjacent observation room.
  • Many tables and chairs

Managed by Families First Learning Lab

2 rooms to give families practical help in a confidential, solution-focused setting.

More info

Max occupancy = 1 family each

*not reservable by public

A room dedicated to programs for children.

Features:

  • A mounted projector with with wired and wireless hookups
  • 2 microphones
  • Stools and yoga mats

Max occupancy = 107

*not reservable by public

A room designed arts and crafts with easy cleanup.

Features:

  • a 120″ ultra-wide-screen projector with interactive display technology
  • Many tables and chairs
  • Fridge and sink

Max occupancy = 27

Level Three

Collections & Reference

Level Three is open to all booklovers and information-seekers. MPL’s collection comes to life with new offerings like the Demonstration Kitchen overlooking Mt Sentinel and the Missoula Art Museum gallery with a view of Mt Jumbo. The Tony Veazey Montana Room celebrates Missoula’s history with public archives, rare books, and the Montana Museum of Art & Culture exhibit space.

Level Three map
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Ellingson Conference Room

Ellingson Conference Room

Features:

  • a table and 8 chairs
  • a 65" TV mounted on the wall with HDMI input.
2

Study Rooms 305, 306, 307, & 308

Includes a table with 4 chairs.

3

Demonstration Kitchen

 

Demonstration Kitchen

Features:

  • A fully functional kitchen
  • A mounted 65" UHD TV
  • a wireless microphone to allow for easy culinary instruction.
  • Connection to the TV via HDMI cable or a wireless input.

Max occupancy = 27

Features:

  • a table and 8 chairs
  • a 65″ TV mounted on the wall with HDMI input.

Includes a table with 4 chairs.

Features:

  • A fully functional kitchen
  • A mounted 65″ UHD TV
  • a wireless microphone to allow for easy culinary instruction.
  • Connection to the TV via HDMI cable or a wireless input.

Max occupancy = 27

Level Four

Meeting Spaces

The Cooper Room can accommodate large groups or convert into two mid-sized rooms, with inspiring views of the valley. The Blackfoot Board Room provides additional flexibility for meetings. 

Level Four map
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Cooper Room AB

Cooper Room A/B

One half of the Cooper Room can be separated by a room divider.

Features:

  • 2 high-quality laser projectors with wired and wireless inputs
  • 4 wireless microphones
  • 2 mounted tablets for controlling all equipment
  • Many tables and chairs.

Total max occupancy = 270, 

Cooper Room A max occupancy = 140, Cooper Room B max occupancy = 130

2

Blackfoot Board Room

Blackfoot Board Room

Features:

  • 86" wall mounted UHD TV with HDMI and wireless inputs
  • 2 microphones
  • An audio conferencing system.

Max occupancy = 26

3

Level Four Balcony

Balcony

Includes 6 tables and many chairs.

One half of the Cooper Room can be separated by a room divider.

Features:

  • 2 high-quality laser projectors with wired and wireless inputs
  • 4 wireless microphones
  • 2 mounted tablets for controlling all equipment
  • Many tables and chairs.

Total max occupancy = 270, 

When separated by room divider, Cooper Room A max occupancy = 140, Cooper Room B max occupancy = 130

Features:

  • 86″ wall mounted UHD TV with HDMI and wireless inputs
  • 2 microphones,
  • An audio conferencing system.

Max occupancy = 26

6 tables and many chairs.

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