Room Descriptions

When considering the Armstrong Browning Library as the site for your special function, please take into account its capabilities and its drawbacks. The elegance of the surroundings make this a perfect venue for special ceremonies, but a Baylor connection is required.

McLean Foyer of Meditation, second floor

The beautiful McLean Foyer of Meditation has marble columns, black walnut paneling, and three cathedral windows. Its focal point is the Cloister of the Clasped Hands, an area that has become known as the most romantic spot on the Baylor campus. A Mason & Hamlin grand piano graces the room; and because of the outstanding acoustics, this space is ideal for concerts, a capella choirs, and other musical events. A sound system is available.

Capacity: 200

Hankamer Treasure Room, second floor

The Hankamer Treasure Room, with its classic parquet floors and hand-carved bookcases, is a room appropriate for formal meetings such as lectures and conferences. The John Broadwood piano is often used for musical performances; the room is an impressive setting for string, woodwind, or brass quartets. A sound system is available.

Capacity: 25 - 80, depending on type of function

Leddy-Jones Research Hall, second floor

Although used less often for events, the Leddy-Jones Research Hall can be reserved for breakout sessions during large conferences or workshops. Combine one to three of our rooms for that special brainstorming retreat.

Capacity: 60

Martin Entrance Foyer, second floor

Often used as a greeting area for conferences and concerts, this room is useful for registration activities and publisher displays.

Capacity: 70

Lewis-Birkhead Lecture Hall, first floor

The Lewis-Birkhead Lecture Hall has theatre-type seating and a large screen, making it a handy room for classroom presentations requiring audio/visual aids. Food and drinks are not permitted in this room.

Capacity: 60

Cox Reception Hall, first floor

The Cox Reception Hall has easy outside access for guests and caterers and is adjacent to the Gift Gallery and kitchen facility. This space is ideal for standing receptions, small luncheon or dinner parties, or coffee breaks for moments of relaxation during your conference. Short tours of the Library are available upon request during break times.

Capacity: 64 - 100, depending on type of function

Mary Armstrong Seminar Room, first floor

Consider the Mary Armstrong Seminar Room for special class meetings or small group gatherings. This is a convenient area for the ABL Curators to provide "show and tell" presentations of primary Browning Library materials.

Capacity: 20

Event Capacities

Room: Seating






McLean Foyer of Meditation, 2nd floor 200 N/A N/A
Hankamer Treasure Room, 2nd floor 25 - 80 N/A N/A
Leddy-Jones Research Hall, 2nd floor 60 N/A N/A
Martin Entrance Foyer, 2nd floor N/A 70 N/A
Lewis-Birkhead Lecture Hall, 1st floor 60 N/A N/A
Cox Reception Hall, 1st floor N/A 80 - 100 64
Mary Armstrong Seminar Room, 1st floor 20 30 8