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Meeting Room Rentals

The Cranbrook Public Library manages the rental of the Manual Training School (building attached to Library) as a meeting hall. The room is a spacious facility ideal for groups wanting to hold meetings, workshops, small conferences, corporate retreats, or informational, educational, or cultural programs. Host your next event comfortably and affordably, with all the amenities to make it memorable in one of Cranbrook’s finest historic buildings! View the meeting room calendar to see available times then contact the Library to make your booking!

In the unlikely event that the Manual Training School is already booked for the date you wish, please see the links below for other meeting rooms for rent in Cranbrook and area.


Size: 160 m2 (1723 ft2)

Capacity: 80 seated; 150 standing

Availability: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day

Location: 1212 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 4T6 (attached to the Library)

Internet: Public Wi-Fi


  • 8 conference tables
  • 80 chairs
  • 2 podiums
  • 2 washrooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Projection screen
  • Whiteboard
  • Corkboard

The Library also has a digital projector and public address system available to rent in addition to the meeting room.


Non-Profit Business
Hourly Daily Hourly Daily
Adult $16.50 $82.00 $28.00 $164.00
Youth $14.00 $54.00 $16.50 $109.00

Please note that rates are subject to change without notice. If there are discrepancies between rates listed, the amounts on the rental agreement are applied.

Terms & Conditions

To rent the meeting space, the applicant(s) must fill and sign a rental agreement, thereby agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  1. To waive any and all claims that I/we have or may have in the future against the City of Cranbrook and the Cranbrook Public Library and its elected officials including Mayor and Council, directors, officers, employees, and representatives (all of whom are collectively referred to as “the Releasees”).
  2. To release the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I/we may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my/our use or my/our presence on the facilities due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupier’s Liability Act of British Columbia, RS Chap. 30, 1979, on the part of the Releasees.
  3. To hold harmless and protect the Releasees from any and all liability for any damages to property of, or personal injury to, and third party resulting from my/our use of the facilities.
  4. This agreement shall be effective and binding upon my/our heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assignees and representatives in the event of my/our death or incapacity.

Additional Responsibilities & Regulations

  • A Disclaimer Statement will be posted outside the meeting room regardless of occupant:
    “Statements being made or positions being taken during meetings do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of the City of Cranbrook or the Cranbrook Public Board.”
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • Cancellation by the booking party must be made 48 hours in advance of the event.
  • The room must be left in the condition it was found.
  • The booking party must make arrangements prior to the event if the room is to be used when the Library is closed.
  • Supplies such as paper for flip charts, felt markers, pens, pencils, writing paper must be supplied by the renter. Library or City supplies are not available.
  • The Library and City accept no responsibility or liability for equipment brought to or left on the premises.
  • All publicity of the event is the responsibility of the booking party. The Library’s logo may not be used without the express written consent of the Chief Librarian or Deputy Librarian.
  • The renter is responsible for picking up and returning equipment rented from the Library.
  • The renter is responsible for any licenses and fees required by third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, special events permits, liquor licenses, food serving licenses.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to determine what additional insurance coverages, if any, are necessary and advisable for its own protection and/or to fulfill its obligations under this contract. Any such additional insurance shall be maintained and provided at the sole expense of the Applicant.
  • The Applicant warrants and represents that if he/she executes this Application on behalf of a Group or Organization that the Applicant has sufficient power, authority and capacity to bind the Group or Organization with his/her signature.
  • The Applicant, in consideration of being granted permission to use the facilities agrees to be bound by the Terms and Regulations and if the Applicant represents a Group or Organization, the Applicant agrees to inform all responsible officials associated with the Group or Organization of the Terms and Regulations and Waiver and Indemnity Clause.

Related Policies

OP-12 Meeting Room Use