Home / Using the Libraries / Reserve a Space / Meeting, Conference, and Event Facilities / Allen Auditorium, Allen Library: Room Use Policy

Allen Auditorium, Allen Library: Room Use Policy

Capacity: 49, lecture


The Allen Auditorium in the Allen Library is a presentation space for Library and University purposes


Allen Library, ground floor, north wing, room 181L


During academic quarters:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m – 9:45 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.– 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 – 9:45 p.m.

During the Summer:

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.

During Interims:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Times vary


University of Washington departments/groups may reserve the Allen Auditorium.

Reservation requests - use the form at the bottom of this page.

Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for a response to your request.

Requests sent on Friday are generally responded to the following week day.


There is no charge for using the Allen Auditorium


Adam Hall , (206) 685-2799, or e-mail adamhall@uw.edu


Policies on the Use of the Allen Auditorium

  1. University groups or departments may reserve the Allen Auditorium for official University purposes only.  The room is not available for private use by members of the University community, nor is it available for use by non-University groups.  In addition, the room is not available for social events.
  2. The maximum capacity is 49: 32 fixed, theater-style seats and 17 stackable chairs
  3. Ongoing and regular reservations (such as regular meetings or regular class sessions) are not allowed. Occasional and one-time uses are permitted.
  4. Food is not permitted. Beverages in closed containers are allowed.
  5. Equipment: Computer with wireless keyboard and mouse, ceiling-mounted digital projector, sound system, fixed projection screen, overhead projector, Multi-Region DVD/VCR, whiteboard, speaker telephone, lighted podium, 5 foot folding table.  A keyboard remote for PowerPoint presentations, a laser pointer, and a wireless microphone are also available at the Allen Information Desk. [Because of the amphiteater style and the shape and size of this auditorium, rarely is the microphone needed.]
  6. A prearranged preview of the room and its equipment prior to each reservation is strongly recommended, since technical support at the time of an event is usually not available.
  7. Any rearrangement of the furniture must be reverted to its original state after each use.

Click Here for Reservation Request Form