McWherter Library Event Space Reservation

Are you planning an event or meeting? Request a space at the Ned!

Use of space is free and open to all. Priority is given to Libraries events and UofM faculty, staff and students. Tables and chairs can be moved to accommodate event needs, but patrons are responsible for setup and cleanup of such changes unless otherwise requested. Any special, additional setup by Libraries staff may require a fee. Events requested after library hours will require a security guard and fee.

Note: Please check McWherter hours when scheduling an event inside the library. Student events held in the 2nd Floor Commons requiring the projector must be held Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, so an Administration Office staff member can be present to help set up.

To request a space, fill out the Alternate Space Request Form. For additional information, email Anna Swearengen:

Available Venues:

Ellipse (Grassy area behind McWherter Library): Perfect for large, casual gatherings.


Outside Entrance: Set up a table or tent outside the library to advertise your organization, sell baked goods for fundraisers, etc.


Rotunda (1st Floor): Host a reception, have a speaker, set up an exhibit or display, and more.


2nd Floor Commons: Comfortable seating and projector; perfect for any kind of presentation or showing.



Equipment available to use/borrow (Monday  -Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm): Tables, chairs, podium (with mic and amp), extension cord, laptop, easels, white tablecloth.