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Bridgestone-Firestone Conference Center

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Main Library’s Bridgestone-Firestone Conference Center can accommodate your group’s needs. Groups use our rooms for public or private meetings, presentations, news conferences, and meal functions. See Private Events, to use a library space for weddings, parties, or other social events.

Conference Center spaces are available during Main Library operating hours.

Meeting Spaces and Rental Rates

Conference Center spaces are available in 4-hour blocks for rental. Rental fees are based on room selection and length of use.

Fundraisers, fee-based presentations, or social activities of government agencies are eligible for the nonprofit fee schedule. Rental fees are waived only for official meetings of local, state, and federal government. Cleaning and other service charges still apply.

Conference Room 1: Large (2-Sided) Multipurpose Room

Both sides together:

  • Standard A/V equipment + projection screen
  • Seats 300 theater-style (depending on chair availability), 115 classroom-style, 200 for meals, and 500 maximum capacity for a standing reception

Single side:

  • Standard A/V equipment + projection screen
  • Each half of the room seats 200 theater, 50 classroom, 80 for meals, 350 for a standing reception


  • Standard A/V equipment + surround sound, projection screen, and stage
  • 230 fixed theater seats
  • Refreshments must be served and consumed outside the Auditorium

Conference Room 2 and Conference Room 3: Small Meeting Rooms

  • Standard A/V equipment
  • Tables are set in a hollow square to accommodate 20 people

Standard Audiovisual Equipment

Our Audiovisual Specialist will make arrangements with you before your event. Equipment needs that go beyond standard are the client’s responsibility.

Rooms are equipped with:

  • Podium lectern and mic
  • 1 wireless mic
  • DVD playback on projection screen
  • Projector for PowerPoint presentations or similar (laptop not provided)

Additional fees may apply.


The Bridgestone-Firestone Conference Center has a fully-equipped catering kitchen for use by your caterer. Due to serving restrictions, the Conference Center Coordinator must communicate directly with caterers prior to events.

Standard inventory for use:

  • Chairs and tables
  • Buffet tables
  • Table skirting for panel tables only (you must provide your own linens for round tables and meal tables)

Additional fees may apply.

Special Accommodations

Make a Reservation

The Conference Center is busy year-round, so make a reservation several months in advance. You may view the conference center facilities by appointment prior to your event. Drop-ins are discouraged, as rooms are frequently in use. Plan to view the space during library hours; it cannot be visited after library is closed. Please review Conference Center Policy and Private Events Terms and Conditions.

Contact us about availability for the space by using this Check Availability form.

Check Availability

Email the Conference Center Coordinator to view the space.

Georgia Varble, Conference Center Coordinator,