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Central Library Rental Fee Schedule - Effective October 1, 2022
Rental Fees (PDF)

Room Rental Rates
Unless otherwise noted, rental rates apply to scheduled operating hours of the Central Library. Non-profit organizations, City of Austin Departments, Government Agencies and Educational Institutions are entitled to a 50% discount on room rental fees only. Documentation is required to verify status.

Roof Garden & Indoor Living Room
Rentals are available from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Friday through Sunday only.
Up to 6 hours: $2,700
Each additional hour: $450

Special Event Center
Includes pre-function lobby, green room, coat check and patio.
Up to 4 hours: $1,400
Each additional hour: $350

Art Gallery
Rental availability and capacity are contingent upon exhibit layout with Exhibit Coordinator approval.
Up to 4 hours: $1,000
Each additional hour: $250

Demonstration Area
Located in the Central Library's main atrium and designed for public presentations.
Up to 2 hours: $400
Each additionalhour: $200

Outdoor Amphitheater
Available for small, stand-alone events or as an add-on to the Special Event Center.
Up to 2 hours: $300
Each additionalhour: $150

Miscellaneous Fees
See each event space's specification sheet for the standard set-up and equipment included. Staffing required for extensive set-up, breakdown, during the event, or non- routine deaning is determined by APL, and will be billed to the client post-event.

Dedicated Staffing
Higher rates in parentheses apply to events scheduled on City of Austin observed holidays.
Custodian $60/hour($85/hour)
Security Guard $60/hour($85/hour)
Event Coordinator  $85/hour($125/hour)
A/V Technician $95/hour($140/hour)

Additional Audiovisual Equipment
All prices are per item/per day and do not include onsite technical support.

Special Event Center
Wireless microphone $50
Projector / Screen $50
Modular stage sections $40
Audiopatch fee $50

All Event Spaces
Wired microphone $25
Powered speaker $40
Display monitor $25
Uplights $25

Other Rental Charges
Event Overtime $175/hour + Hourly Rental Rate
Rental Damage Assessed at cost
Printing/Copies 20¢/black and white page, $1/color page

Parking is not included in the rental rates.

First Hour Free
Up to 2 hours $5
Up to 4 hours $9
Up to 7 hours $11
Up to 10 hours $13
Up to 12 hours $15
Over 12 hours $30