The BPL website is notorious for being outdated and/or misleading. I've
been to their community room as part of groups that wouldn't meet those
criteria in the least. I think the limiting factor there is scheduling
it, so I encourage you to follow up on that route. ^_^
On 07/29/2013 01:04 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
Hi, Shreyas. Thanks.
The problem with the campus is that its wifi is not open - each user has
to have a separate login. There are folks who can give us logins, but
it's a bit of a pain.
The BPL has open wifi, but their public room rules say:
"Permission to use the Library’s Community Rooms or Electronic Classroom
will be granted to Berkeley-based civic, cultural, educational
organizations or businesses, or to locally-operating government
agencies, departments or commissions. Organizations not located in
Berkeley may be required to provide proof of regular operation or
programs within Berkeley such as brochures, newsletters or website
However, Asaf got a room there once, so I'm going to consider that a
On 7/29/13 11:02 AM, Shreyas Patankar wrote:
> Hi Karen,
> Sorry I did not get back to you earlier. I can think of a couple of
> options so far:
> 1) Campus libraries: It seems it is easy for registered campus
> organizations to get access to meeting rooms. The problem is, although
> Berkeley Wikipedia club is a registered group, room reservation can only
> be done by a "signatory" for the group. The group mailing list itself is
> inactive - I wonder if anyone on this list (Kevin Gorman?) is a
> 2) The Berkeley Public Library: They seem to have a public room for
> community events (free, with free wifi) if you book it well in advance.
> 3) I've written to my friend who works with the Compass Project, a
> student support group in the physical sciences, to see if they have any
> space that we can use - but I've yet to hear back from them.
> Among these, the Berkeley Public Library looks like the safest bet. I'll
> let you know if I can think of anything else..