The BPL website is notorious for being outdated and/or misleading.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
> printouts."
> However, Asaf got a room there once, so I'm going to consider that a
> possibility.
> kc
> 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
>> signatory.
>> 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..
>> -Shreyas

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