Reserve a study room or meeting room

The Forbes Library offers three meeting rooms: the Bak Study Room (up to 6 people), the Watson Room (up to 15 people) and the Friends of Forbes Community Room (up to 50 people). When not required for the use of the library or library related organizations, they may be used by other groups.

Descriptions of the Rooms

The Bak Study Room is approximately 12′ x 11′ and contains a table and several chairs. Use of the study room is limited to groups of 2 to 6 people.

The Watson Room is located on the Mezzanine level. It measures approximately 18′ x 10′ and contains one 6′ x 4′ conference table. The table seats eight. With extra chairs, the room itself can accommodate 12 to 15 people.

The Friends of Forbes Community Room is located on the Basement level. It measures approximately 22′ x 31′. Up to 8 conference tables and 50 chairs are available to furnish the room. A video projector and screen are available to be used in this room.

You may also wish to consider other meeting facilities in the Northampton Area.


You may request a reservation in person by completing the meeting room request form online. If you prefer, you may make your reservation in person or by phone: for the Bak Study room contact the Arts and Music Desk (413-587-1013); for the larger meeting rooms contact the Business Office (413-587-1017).


See the page for each room for special considerations regarding use of that space and the Meeting Room Fee Schedule for costs associated with the rooms. The Meetings Room Policy includes restrictions and rules regarding meeting room reservations and use.