Facility Rental

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum offers some of the area's most unique and intimate venues for meetings and corporate events. The facility offers a variety of spaces to meet your event needs. In addition guests are enlightened as they learn about Iowa's only president, Herbert Hoover.

General Information and Guidelines

The Figge Auditorium is available to rent for special events.


General information about facility rentals may be obtained by contacting the Gift Shop Manager at 319-643-5301. All reservations for facility rentals must be confirmed and the appropriate forms completed ahead of time. Events must be cultural, recreational, corporate, and/or educational in nature. Personal or commercial events must be approved by the Museum Director. Political fundraisers are not permitted. No implications can be made through written material or media relations that the Hoover Museum is sponsoring the event or has endorsed the organization sponsoring the event. Sales promotions and/or services are prohibited.  

Venue Spaces

Museum Main Lobby and Olberg Room: These spaces can be used for receptions.  With tables and chairs, the capacity would be 30-50 people. This space is available after 5:00 p.m. upon request.   

Figge Auditorium: The auditorium has seats for 180 people, complete with stage and audio/visual equipment. This space can accommodate symposiums, educational presentations, cultural events, award ceremonies and musical performances.

Olberg Room: This multi-purpose area is ideal for educational uses, seminars, and small luncheons. A maximum of 25-35 people with tables and chairs can fit into this space comfortably, which measures 681 square feet. Includes a 72” smart board. 

Private Museum Rental: The entire museum, including the Main Lobby, Olberg Room, Figge Auditorium, and optional private tours are available upon request. A maximum of 200 people and 30-day notice is required. This full-access rental includes showings of the Hoover documentary film, use of the Figge Auditorium, and access to exhibits at no additional charge. The gift shop will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Space Reservations

General availability for all spaces is Monday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. All rental space is subject to availability. Contact the Museum Gift Shop Manager for scheduling information, rental fee structure, or to review the application process at 319-643-5301 or hoover.library@nara.gov. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. The rental agreement form is available for download. 

Contact Information
Gift Shop Manager