Event Space Reservations

The 220 Event Space is a flexible use space intended to foster connection, collaboration, and creation. The space is outfitted with moveable furniture and can be arranged in a variety of configurations noted below. It features a large projector, four additional large monitors that can display simultaneous content, and a built-in PA system with wireless microphones and assisted listening devices.

Use of the space is guided by the unit’s vision to inspire and support the pursuit of new ideas, experimentation, and creative expression across disciplines. Programs and events hosted in the space may be instructional or informational. It can be reserved for presentations, meetings, receptions, discussion, and other gatherings.


4-Top Pods

Capacity: 40

10 rectangular tables measuring 6’ x 2’ each. Each table fits four chairs.


Capacity: 20

U-shape of tables opening toward projector.


Capacity: 10

One long table, approximately 12×4, and chairs around the outer edge.


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General Policies

  • For all reservations inquiries please contact the Scholarly Commons.
  • Please note that your submission is a request for the space, though confirmation emails are sent automatically. You will be contacted by a Scholarly Commons team member if there is a concern about your request.
  • Requests made by individuals not affiliated with the University Library will be declined. All reservations require Library sponsorship.
  • Your reservation includes one of the standard room layouts for the specified time and any permanently installed A/V equipment in the room.
  • Use the event start and end time on your reservation request. Additional time for set-up and clean-up are automatically added to all reservations. Details about the buffer period are listed on the reservation form.
  • Food and beverages are permitted in special circumstances. Reservations involving catering require submission of the facilities event checklist prior to approval. Please email the completed form to sc@library.illinois.edu. Requests that involve catering are tentatively accepted until both the Scholarly Commons and Library Facilities approve the event request.
  • Any additional set-up or decoration is the responsibility of the requestor. The requestor is also responsible for clean-up of the space after the event.
  • Contact the Scholarly Commons at sc@library.illinois.edu with any questions.
  • All reservations require a minimum of two weeks notice.

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