Rosenberg Library has offered over a century of community service to the Galveston area, and is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. The building itself was dedicated on June 22, 1904, the birthday of its patron, Henry Rosenberg. The Moody Memorial Wing opened in 1971, more than doubling the floor space and allowing for a children’s library, a history center, several galleries to showcase museum collections, and later, a computer lab. The Library accepted its first museum piece shortly after it opened in 1904. Since then, thousands of rare and interesting objects from around the world have been added to the collection. Each month they display a “Treasure of the Month”.
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM
- Sunday: Closed
- Oldest Public Library in Continous Operation in Texas
- Outstanding Collections of Manuscripts, Maps, Artifacts, & Printed Documents
- Free Wi-Fi and Computer Services
- Weekly Programs for Children
- Meeting Space Available
available Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm | seating capacity: 12
The Board Room is a small meeting room adjacent to the Administration offices on the 4th floor. It has a table with recommended seating for 10, but may accommodate up to 14. A large, 65″ screen TV and an Internet accessible computer is available for presentations.
available Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm | seating capacity: 120
The Fox Room is located on the 4th floor of the historic Rosenberg Wing and has a seating capacity of 120. *Please provide details for setting up the space for your meeting: arrangement and number of tables and chairs.
seating capacity: 12
The Morgan Room is an intimate meeting space located on the 4th floor of the historic Rosenberg Wing. It has a table with recommended seating for 8, but may accommodate up to 12 people.
available Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | seating capacity: 20
The Media Room is located on the 3rd floor. Adjacent to the Adult Computer Lab, it provides a relaxed, informal space with comfortable seating for groups to collaborate on computer related projects. Furniture configuration can also provide a classroom setting for instruction or presentation. (Instructors are not provided.) Eight laptop computers are available with Windows 10 operating system and high-speed Internet. Please note: food and drinks are not allowed in the Media Room.
available Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm | seating capacity: 24
The McCullough Room, located on the 2nd floor, is equipped with a large conference table that seats up to 24. A large, 65″ flat screen monitor with an Internet accessible computer is available for presentations.
available Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm | seating capacity: 16
The Randall Room is located on the 1st floor with tables and chairs that can be arranged to provide comfortable seating for 12 – 16. Wide screen monitor with computer and Internet access available for presentations. Features a side room coffee bar.
Sealy Pavilion & Mary Moody Northen Plaza
seating capacity: 50
The Sealy Pavilion has a seating capacity of about 50. The Plaza area can accommodate a much larger gathering. (See Reservation Policy.) Use of the Pavilion and Plaza require submission of a signed contract (please print, fill out, and sign the contract and submit it to the Administration offices). For specific questions, call the Administration offices at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 121.
available Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm | seating capacity: 120
The Wortham Auditorium is located on the 1st floor and has a maximum capacity of 120 chairs. This room meets ADA requirements with a motorized wheel chair lift. It also has a high tech sound system, CD player, iPod docking station, wireless & wired microphones, video projection system with computer connections, motorized projection screen with 159″ viewable picture, and serving counter in the room. *Please provide details for setting up the space for your meeting: arrangement and number of tables and chairs.