Low Library Faculty Room
About the Space:
Appointed as the Faculty Room in 1964 for meetings and receptions, the space was originally designed as the Law Library. The Faculty Room has a dramatic high ceiling and windows that look out on upper campus. The room has a built in screen for presentations. Select pieces from the Sackler Collection are on display here, representing Asian ceramic and metal art, as well as sculpture spanning the last 3,000 years.
Who Can Book This Venue:
Faculty Room is only available to Columbia affiliates.
Recognized student groups wishing to request space in Low Library should contact the student events team. Requests for undergraduate alcohol events will be decided on a case by case basis following close consultation between the group advisor, our team, and additional stakeholders as warranted.
Good for information sessions, breakout sessions, lectures, panel discussions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners or as a green room.
Our spaces can be configured in a number of ways to suit your event style. Below are the dimensions for this space and its maximum occupancy levels for a variety of setups. Your event planner will help you determine the ideal configuration.
- Room Dimensions: 109' x 83'
- Maximum Occupancy: 132 - 1100
- Occupancy by event setup type:
- Banquet: 560
- Reception: 1,100
- Theater: 960
- U-Shape: 132
- Conference: 166
- Classroom: 384
Additional configuration information and details about Low Library spaces is available in our downloadable Fact Sheet.
Physical Distancing Configurations
Because we know that in our current environment safety is critical, we've planned ahead with several layouts for this room that comply with public health guidelines for physical distancing. We'll post these as soon as they're available!
Below is a gallery of additional photos of this space.
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Slide 1: Lecture-style setup
Slide 2: Lecture-style setup
Slide 3: Ceiling detail
Slide 4: Set up with high tables for a social event
Slide 5: Select pieces from the Sackler Collection provide an elegant backdrop
Slide 6: A beautiful and flexible event space
Slide 7: Decorative lighting provided by our audio/visual technicians
Slide 8: An example of the Faculty Room set up for a social event
Slide 9: One of many setups for Faculty Room