How do I schedule a tour of the Library?

Please call the Private Events Office at 443-840-9585. Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Mon-Fri.


When can I visit the library?

If you would like a walk-through with the Private Events staff, please call 443.840.9585. Walk-throughs are scheduled Mondays 9 am -3:30 pm. Weekend appointments are only available when scheduled by phone.


Does Peabody Library have liability insurance?

The Peabody Library does not have liability insurance so clients need to either purchase an additional policy for the day of their event or add Peabody Library to their home insurance policy for at least $1,000,000. Vendors that we have not worked with previously must provide certificates of insurance that meet our specifications. We reserve the right to change our requirements for any event. Certain events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if additional insurance is necessary.


Does Peabody allow some things to be brought in early and stored for a day or two?

Because Peabody is a public library, early deliveries are not permitted.


How much time is allowed for set-up and break-down?

A 3 hour set-up and 1.5 hour break-down time is included in the rental price


What is not permitted in the Library?

Candles and open flames of any kind, balloons, birdseed, potted plants, smoking, bubbles, sparklers, beer kegs, drinking of shots, amplified music in the Exhibit Gallery.


Is smoking permitted?

The Peabody Institute is a smoke-free campus. Smoking of any kind, including use of electronic cigarettes is not allowed in any of the Peabody facilities.


Where can my guests park?

The Peabody Library recommends valet parking, there is no parking provided.


Do you allow Bar/Bat Mitzvahs or High School Proms?

The Peabody Library does not host Bar/Bah Mitzvahs. Please consider contacting our sister property, Evergreen Museum & Library if you are hosting this type of event. Wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate parties, and holiday parties are permitted.


May I bring in my own caterer?

You must choose from one of our three exclusive caterers.


Does the Library allow photo shoots?

We treat all photo shoots including engagement photography as events. All photo shoots require a per-hour fee, a signed agreement, and separately purchased liability insurance. Please contact us if you are interested in taking photos at the Library.


Contact us to book your date!