Meeting Rooms

Effective June 22, 2021: TADL Woodmere small meeting rooms are open for walk-in (immediate – in person) and advance reservation. 

The McGuire Room is currently not open for public reservations. TADL is currently conducting Library programming and Library business use in the McGuire Room.

Main Library

Welcome to the meeting room page. Each use of a meeting room at the Main Library requires a signed agreement acknowledging TADL Board Policy on Use of Meeting Rooms.

You can check availability of rooms here 📅. All rooms are available on a  first-come, first-served basis.

Advance reservations for all rooms are arranged through the Sight & Sound Department.

Immediate walk-in use of the Thirlby Room or a Study Room must be made in person at the Adult Reference Desk and not over the phone. Walk in use is not limited.

To place an advance booking for the McGuire Community Room, Thirlby Room or Study Room D, please read the policy and submit the agreement via:


Sight & Sound Dept. Phone or fax: 231-932-8505

Or submit your application online here.

ALL advance requests with less than 48 hours of notice prior to your requested meeting time, please CALL us during regular business hours Monday – Friday (9-5pm).   Ph/fax: #231-932-8505

Payment (if applicable) and a signed agreement is required for all advance reservations.

Please call us if you are running late. The room reservation will be canceled if you have not arrived within 20 minutes after your scheduled meeting start time, and the room may be offered up to other patrons waiting for a meeting space.

McGuire Community Room

The entrance to the McGuire Community Room is on the left after entering the Main Library and is clearly marked. It serves as the venue for library programs and public meetings throughout the year and is suitable for meetings, presentations, web-based meetings or film screenings.

Art Exhibits: The Traverse Area District Library welcomes local artists to display artwork on a monthly basis. If you are interested in exhibiting artwork, please call the TADL Marketing and Communications Manager at 231-932-8501.

McGuire Room Details

Dimensions: 37ft x 44ft. (1628 sq. ft.)
Capacity: 160 (Standing only)

Up to 120 with theater-style seating

Up to 60 Cafeteria Style

Up to 20 Classroom Style

Folding Tables: 22 available; 5 ft. long each

Thirlby Room

Advance reservations for this space are made through the Sight & Sound Department. Immediate in person walk-in inquiries can be made at the 2nd floor Adult Reference desk. The Thirlby Room can accommodate up to twenty (20) people and is 16ft x 21ft (336 sq. ft.).

Study Rooms

Study Rooms A, B and C – 2nd Floor Main Library – 2 person limit

Public access to these rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis by inquiring at the 2nd floor Reference Desk. Study Rooms and their furnishings may be used for up to two hours.

Study Room D is suitable for small group meetings and discussion groups of eight (8) or fewer people. The room is 11.5ft x 12.5ft (143.75 sq. ft.) and features a table, 6 chairs and a whiteboard. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but can be reserved in advance once per month.