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Space Availability - Special Collections

Instructions for booking a room: Go to the date on which you wish to request a room by clicking Go To Date or using the arrows to move forward in the calendar. Then, click on an available time slot for a room for the time you would like your booking to begin. Once you have selected a time for your booking to begin from the grid, then use the dropdown menu below to pick an end time for your booking, and click submit.

Special Collections has three meeting rooms available for use by the public when not in use by the Library System. Botts Hall is an auditorium that seats over 100 people. The Center for the Book can seat up to 30 people. The New Mexicana Room has a capacity of 15. Use of the meeting rooms at Special Collections is free to customers with valid library cards who agree to the meeting use rules and policies. Please note that to provide library staff time to confirm, and prepare, meeting rooms bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

Customers who reserve Botts Hall and who wish to offer food or beverages other than bottled water are required to pay a $100.00 non-negotiable, non-refundable service fee prior to using the room.  Food and drink may not be served in any other part of the Special Collections Library, although bottled water is permitted.

Special Information about parking: Parking along the west side of Edith is now metered. Meters can be paid with coins or credit cards. The fee is $1.00 per hour, with a two-hour limit, enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is no charge for vehicles with disability permits. The appropriate placard must be displayed. Free parking is available for green vehicles registered with the City of Albuquerque's Parking Registration.  On-street parking in the neighborhood is by permit only between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. Library customers are advised to pay close attention to parking signs and curb markings.

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