Business & Career Center

You can use the Business & Career Center for working, meeting, and making presentations. Before you reserve the room, check to see if your planned meeting complies with our meeting room policy.

Make your reservation

  1. Check availability with the online schedule.
  2. Make a reservation request (or view request history).

Or, drop by the Information Desk and pick up a key.

Using the space

You can access the Business & Career Center during regular library hours. It is located on the southwest corner of the second floor of the Library. When you arrive, bring your Skokie Public Library business library card to the Information Desk and pick up the key to the Center.

The Skokie Public Library is a very useful resource for Skokie Chamber of Commerce members. The Business Center and meeting rooms are well-equipped and the extremely knowledgeable staff always go the extra mile to help their patrons. The Skokie community is lucky to have this resource at our finger-tips!
Mari Plotnik, Skokie Chamber of Commerce Administration and Event Manager

To ensure equal access for everyone, you may be limited to six meetings in a six-month period.

Food and drink

Food and drink are allowed, so bring what you need if you plan to serve refreshments. We can’t take delivery of your items for you, so schedule deliveries when you will be present. If you need time to set up before your meeting, allow time for that after the Library opens.

Set up and clean up

You can set up the space to meet your needs, but please return it to the way you found it when you are finished. When your event is over and the room is restored to its original order, return the key to Information Desk. Let us know if you find a mess when you arrive, or if you have a significant spill while you are there.

Available rooms

Choose the space that meets your needs.

  • Conference Room seats 4 people.
  • Committee Room seats 16 people around a large conference table. It is equipped with a SMART board and voice conferencing equipment.
  • Program Room holds up to 45 people. You can arrange the flexible furnishings to meet your needs. It is equipped with a microphone and projector that is easily connected to your laptop, and a rolling white board. If you book the Program Room, the other two rooms will be available for you to use at that time.

Technology and other amenities

The Business Center has a SMART board, video conferencing equipment, a projector, and microphones. You’ll need training prior to using the audiovisual equipment for the first time. Contact the library at 847-673-7774 to schedule an appointment one week before your reservation.

We also have whiteboards, a Keurig coffee maker, and an easel. The Information Desk can help you reserve a laptop or presentation device.