Friends Room

The perfect venue for evening cocktail events, and the original Mitchell Library Reading Room.

The Friends room is located on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell building, and is the original Mitchell Reading Room which opened to the public in 1910.  The room features enameled steel and leadlight bookcases lining the walls and lounge seating included in the room, making it an ideal space for cocktail parties or dinner events.

The Friends Room is available on weekends and after 6 pm Monday to Friday.


  • Cocktail 150
  • Theatre 120
  • Dinner round 70
  • Cabaret 56
  • Long dining 54


  • tables (trestle or dining)
  • lounge chairs
  • conference chairs
  • handheld microphone