Multi-purpose Room

Meet at the ALPLM!

The conference facility at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an ideal venue for clients hosting conferences, corporate meetings, seminars, educational workshops, and other events.

The Multi-Purpose Room offers state-of-the-art audio-visual features including a built-in video wall, a podium with microphone, and 10 additional wireless microphones that may be any combination of hand-held and lapel microphones. The venue offers video-conferencing and teleconferencing capabilities and provides for numerous set-up possibilities.

Use the venue as one large room accommodating 100 attendees in a classroom or banquet set-up or use the wall divider system to create two individual rooms (North and South). Note that the South Room contains the built-in audio/visual equipment, though we can set up needed equipment in the North Room.

With a rental of the Multi-Purpose Room, the venue just outside it, the Reception Gallery, is included complimentary for your use if needed.

 Multi-Purpose Room Floor Plan

Rental Fee

  • $1,000 Full-Day or Evening
    • Daytime: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (up to 8 hours of event time)
    • Evening: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (up to 4 hours of event time)
  • $500 Half-Day (Up to 4 daytime hours)
  • Rental of half the Multi-Purpose Room (North or South Room): $500 per day


  • Theater: 250 guests
  • Classroom: 100 guests
  • Banquet: 100 guests

Weekend Events

Interested in hosting an event at the Library over the weekend? A Weekend Event Charge applies in addition to the venue rental charge.

  • Weekend Event Charge – Full Day: $500
  • Weekend Event Charge – Half Day or Evening: $300

The additional charge would not apply if three or more venues are rented for a weekend daytime or evening Library event, or if there is a Museum event associated with the Library weekend event.

Reserve the Multi-Purpose Room

Contact our Venue Rental staff at 217-558-8873 or as you consider the Multipurpose Room to learn more about and reserve this venue for your event.

If you're looking for an iconic, engaging, and accommodating space for your next event, this is the place to go. Their hospitality is top notch, and the facility is spacious. Between the Library and the Museum you can have space to both learn and explore Illinois' great history. Definitely recommend for corporate meetings and team trainings.

Institute of Politics, University of Chicago


Pictures of the MPR for the event venue page.

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